Examples from the Web for selfish
Emetophobia tends to compromise my relationships, turning me into a selfish jerk.
Self-marriage is the ultimate brand extension of a self-obsessed, selfish populus.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Scrooge is still with us, not just in print but embodied in the cold hearts and selfish calculations of misanthropes everywhere.
What should have been a moment of reckoning for a selfish, serial liar instead ended with us pitying him.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What if an affair is a process of positive self-discovery rather than selfish carnal impulses?
A little domestic treachery inspired by a selfish idea puts aside the interposing hand in both instances.William Shakespeare|John Masefield
Ruth M—— was a college junior with ancestry and wealth, brilliant, sarcastic, selfish.The Girl and Her Religion|Margaret Slattery
For Mary Matchwell, at the Mills, the tidings which had thrown the town into commotion had but a solitary and a selfish interest.The House by the Church-Yard|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
And my love is too strong and deep for me to be so selfish as to wish to drag him down.The Treasure of Heaven|Marie Corelli
But this is a selfish fear, that you think you have no right to cherish.Dream Life|Donald G. Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for selfish
Word Origin and History for selfish
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs. [Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene," 1976]
Related: Selfishly; selfishness. Cf. similar formations in German selbstisch, Swedish sjelfvisk, Danish selvisk.