VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS

3. Moral conditions

Selfishness.

[Antonyms: disinterestedness.]

[Nouns] selfishness; self-love, self-indulgence, self-worship, self-interest; egotism, egoism; amour propre (vanity) [more]; nepotism.

worldliness; world wisdom.

illiberality; meanness

time-pleaser, time-server; tuft-hunter, fortune-hunter; jobber, worldling; egotist, egoist, monopolist, nepotist; dog in the manger, charity that begins at home; canis in praesepi, "foes to nobleness," temporizer, trimmer.

[Verbs] be selfish; please oneself, indulge oneself, coddle oneself; consult one's own wishes, consult one's own pleasure; look after one's own interest; feather one's nest; take care of number one, have an eye to the main chance, know on which side one's bread is buttered; give an inch and take an ell.

[Adjectives] selfish; self-seeking, self-indulgent, self-interested; wrapt up in self, centered in self; egotistic, egotistical; egoistical.

illiberal, mean, ungenerous, narrow-minded; mercenary, venal; covetous [more].

unspiritual, earthly, earthly-minded; mundane; worldly, worldly- minded; worldly-wise; timeserving.

interested; alieni appetens sui profusus.

[Adverbs] ungenerously; to gain some private ends, from interested motives.

[Phrases] apres nous le deluge.

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