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Selfish vs. Selfless

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Selfishadjective

Holding one's own self-interest as the standard for decision making.

Selflessadjective

Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.

‘In a selfless act of gratitude for saving his mother's life, Peter committed to giving money to his local breast cancer charity each year for the rest of his life.’;

Selfishadjective

Having regard for oneself above others’ well-being.

Selflessadjective

Having no regard to self; unselfish.

‘Lo now, what hearts have men! they never mountAs high as woman in her selfless mood.’;

Selfishadjective

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.’;

Selflessadjective

showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

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Selfishadjective

Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.

‘Hobbes and the selfish school of philosophers.’;

Selflessadjective

concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own; unselfish

‘an act of selfless devotion’;

Selfishadjective

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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