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When you have a huge amount of interest invessted in yourself, or when you don't think about the wants and needs of others.
David Vaughan is the most selfish person I have ever known. He is a total crap monkey
by The Mysterious October 21, 2003
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Taking a selfie with a fish..
I dived deep near the coral with a chunk of salami stuck in my hear, waited, and as the piranha approach and opened her jaws for a bite, i took the picture. That's how i one first price in the selfish contest!
by turkishcoffe May 20, 2014
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what everyone in the world is. absolutely no one living on this planet can call themselves "not selfish". its human nature. telling someone to not be selfish is like telling someone to stop being human.

but many people mistake selfishness for greed.

you may be the most generous person on the planet, but if you even WANT the feel-good feeling of giving, you're selfish.
Person 1: hey stop being selfish and give me some of your money!

Person 2: you're telling me to not be human. by the way, i believe that i deserve to keep this money because i worked for it and you stood home on your ass watching reruns of Friends. i dont need to give you anything.

Person 1: ....... fuck you.
by think outside the box November 26, 2006
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The act of putting yourself before the team. Doing something for yourself, rather then your team.
Erin, being selfish, wore her steel cleats into a public place.

The coach was selfish and took the two best players out of the game to punish the rest of the team.
by shawtyisakilla April 03, 2010
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Having desires that conflict with the selfishness of others.
A: "I'm getting my appendectomy tomorrow. I need to save this money for copay."
B: "How could you be so selfish? Spending money on "necessary operations" left and right, and meanwhile my wife and I can't pay the television bill. I can't believe you could be so - "
A: "Get the fuck out."
B: "But I need - "
A: "OUT."
by Arthritis July 27, 2009
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used to describe someone who does not think about me.
"I am not selfish."
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Thank you, anti-yankee, for yet another tasteless diatribe on why everyone in the United States is evil because the American GOVERNMENT is a bunch of selfish wankers. I'm surprised that you failed to mention that the money that Bush pledged comes from the EXISTING U.S. budget for foreign aid, not an additional sum to add onto the whole.

Yes, I'm an American and I knew that. You can stop staring, it's rude.

The problem with you good people of Europe is your overwhelming impulse to condescend to everyone from the U.S. that you can get your hands on, so you can launch into another diatribe about how us, the many, are evil because of the actions of our government, the few. It gets really irritating after a while, not to mention how you operate on the assumption that we don't already KNOW any of this.

In other words: piss off, you bloody wanker.
Frenchwoman: Hey, American, why are you taxing my beef unfairly?
Yank #1: You mean me, or just my government? Because I don't remember ever having signed a tariff on French agricultual products that I happen to disagree with.
Frenchwoman: ...never mind.

Dutchman: You Americans, you're all such puritans!
Yank#2: Are we ALL puritans? I mean, how can you call me a puritan while I'm smoking a joint in an Amsterdam strip club.
Dutchman: Uhhh...

Brit: You Americans are all so selfish! Why did you give so little aid after the tsunami last December?
Yank #3: Are we truly ALL selfish? Because I just mailed a check to Oxfam, in addition to another I gave to Doctors Without Borders last week, and the one to the Red Cross on December 27.
Brit: ...okay, fine. Not ALL Americans are like that.
by Anti anti-Yankee April 21, 2005
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