Definition of selfishness in US English:

selfishness

noun

  • The quality or condition of being selfish.

    ‘an act of pure selfishness’
    • ‘In an era dominated by greed and selfishness, they acted with phenomenal selflessness.’
    • ‘I thought being human was all about goodness and sharing, not about greed and selfishness.’
    • ‘As a manifestation of petty selfishness and greed such meanness is hard to credit.’
    • ‘His examples from the past reveal that greed, hubris and selfishness often impeded recognition of a problem until it was too late.’
    • ‘It is based upon greed and selfishness and the only god is profit, regardless.’
    egocentrism, egotism, egomania, introversion, self-seeking, self-serving, self-obsession, self-absorption, self-regard, self-interest, self-love
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Pronunciation

selfishness

/ˈselfiSHnəs//ˈsɛlfɪʃnəs/