devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.
characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself:
selfish motives.
chiefly concerned with one’s own interest, advantage, etc, esp to the total exclusion of the interests of others
relating to or characterized by self-interest


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