Definition of selfishly in English:


Translate selfishly into Spanish


  • With a lack of consideration for other people due to concern with one's own personal profit or pleasure.

    ‘they continue to act selfishly at the expense of others’
    • ‘political activity is by no means invariably selfishly motivated’
    • ‘Please don't sacrifice our children's access for tomorrow by selfishly breaking the law today.’
    • ‘I hoped I hadn't kept her from something by selfishly making her talk with me tonight instead of on Friday.’
    • ‘Such exhortations are the railings of hypocrites who selfishly skewer non-believers with the power they all-the-time possess.’
    • ‘For a moment he selfishly planned not to warn her.’
    • ‘Some insects selfishly lay their own eggs in empty cells rather than taking care of the queen's eggs.’
    • ‘Selfishly, he abandoned the car in the middle of the road, holding up all the traffic behind him.’
    • ‘He is right to point out that our response to national disasters is often selfishly inappropriate.’
    • ‘During the communal drug culture of the 1960s, 'to bogart' meant to selfishly smoke a joint without sharing.’
    • ‘Unions that back them are selfishly using the political process to enrich themselves at others' expense.’
    • ‘Selfishly speaking, I am almost tempted to let this state of affairs pass unremarked.’



/ˈselfəSHlē/ /ˈsɛlfəʃli/