Examples from the Web for selfishness
The pontiff blasts the selfishness, arrogance and detachment of the cardinals in Rome.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fatigue, sadness, or psychosis is not about choice or laziness or selfishness.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide|Jean Kim|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the abstract, these harsh truths steer the soul perilously close to selfishness or, worse, Objectivism.Big Business Bullies Americans into the Machinery of Common Core|James Poulos|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Phil goes through so much to lose his selfishness, to put self aside, that his redemption feels earned.Harold Ramis’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Is About as Perfect as a Movie Gets|Malcolm Jones|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pursuit of happiness is a double-edged sword; self-reliance often bleeds into selfishness.'Breaking Bad's' Series Finale Cements Its Status As One of the All-Time Greats|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And, he is the most enslaved agent on the earth, so far as sin, and selfishness and prejudice are concerned.Quiet Talks on Prayer|S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
There remains no longer any place for prejudice or selfishness.
Nevertheless, Mrs. Heron's selfishness was of a gentle and even loveable type.Under False Pretences|Adeline Sergeant
Selfishness disappears in a nature such as Leighton possessed, when that level is reached.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton|Mrs. Russell Barrington
His loving nature was weaned to indifference, to a selfishness worse than death.A Second Home|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for selfishness
Word Origin and History for selfishness
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.