Synonyms for Selfish:


avaricious (adjective)
rapacious, miserly, money-grubbing, avaricious, grasping, greedy, sordid, mercenary, acquisitive, Cadging, monopolistic, possessive, hoarding, venal, usurious.
misanthropic (adjective)
inhumane, inhospitable, anti-social, misanthropic, unsociable.
selfish (adjective)
hoggish, self-occupied, narcissistic, egotistic, egocentric, greedy, self-centered, self-seeking, vain.
stingy (adjective)
thinking only of oneself (adjective)
stingy, egocentric, narrow, egotistic, narrow-minded, egoistic, wrapped up in oneself, self-seeking, egomaniacal, ungenerous, egotistical, self-centered, parsimonious, greedy, mercenary, egoistical, miserly, hoggish, narcissistic, prejudiced.


egoistical, grabby, prejudiced, narrow, inward-looking, egoistic, cynical, narrow-minded. egomaniacal, self-involved, king, wrapped up in oneself, self-absorbed, self. niggardly (noun)
selfish (noun)
self-seeking, begrudging, self-serving, envious, ungenerous, self-loving, narcissistic, egotistical, grudging, stingy, egotistic.

Other synonyms:

egomaniacal, self-involved, cynical, inward-looking, self-absorbed, grabby. egoistical. parsimonious
Other relevant words:
stingy, envious, narrow-minded, self-serving, egotistical, egoistical, self-involved, ungenerous, egoistic, grabby, grudging, cynical, king, self-loving, wrapped up in oneself, self, begrudging, parsimonious, prejudiced, narrow, egomaniacal, inward-looking, self-absorbed.

Usage examples for selfish

  1. So far as to the selfish part. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. There was silence for a while, and then Graeme said,- " It's selfish in me, I know, but, oh! – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  3. " If they're away so much, I think it a little selfish in them to keep your one private sitting- room, when you might need it for others," remarked the girl. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson