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Selfish vs. Greed — What's the Difference?

Selfish vs. Greed — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Selfish and Greed

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Selfish

Concerned chiefly or excessively with oneself, and having little regard for others
A selfish child who wouldn't share toys.
Sep 28, 2021

Greed

Greed (or avarice) is an uncontrolled longing for increase in the acquisition or use of material gain (be it food, money, land, or animate/inanimate possessions); or social value, such as status, or power. Greed has been identified as undesirable throughout known human history because it creates behavior-conflict between personal and social goals.
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Selfish

Showing or arising from an excessive concern with oneself and a lack of concern for others
A selfish whim.
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Greed

Intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food
The colonists' greed for African land
Mercenaries who had allowed greed to overtake their principles
Greed has taken over football
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Selfish

The present quote doesn't illustrate the meaning very well.Holding one's own self-interest as the standard for decision making.
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Greed

An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth
"Many ... attach to competition the stigma of selfish greed" (Henry Fawcett).
Sep 28, 2021

Selfish

Having regard for oneself above others’ well-being.
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Greed

A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
His greed was his undoing.
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Selfish

(video game characters) Relying on their own actions and capabilities to be effective in the game, rather than on other characters.
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Greed

To desire in a greedy manner, or to act on such a desire.
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Selfish

Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
They judge of things according to their own private appetites and selfish passions.
In that throng of selfish hearts untrue.
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Greed

An eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.
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Selfish

Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.
Hobbes and the selfish school of philosophers.
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Greed

Excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
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Selfish

Concerned chiefly or only with yourself;
Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights
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Greed

Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
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