Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
3. Moral Conditions
SELFISHNESS &c. adj.; self-love, self-indulgence, self-worship, self-seeking, self-interest; egotism, egoism; amour propre [F.] (vanity) [See Vanity]; nepotism; charity that begins at home.
worldliness &c. adj.; world wisdom.
illiberality; meanness &c. adj.
SELF-SEEKER, timeserver, time-pleaser, tuft-hunter, fortune hunter; jobber, worldling; egotist, egoist, monopolist, nepotist; dog in the manger, canis in præsepi [L.], foes to nobleness, temporizer, hyphenate [cant], trimmer; hog, road-hog, end-seat hog [colloq.].
BE SELFISH &c. adj.; please -, indulge -, pamper -, coddle- oneself; consult ones own -wishes, - pleasure; look after ones own interest; feather ones nest; take care of number one, have an eye to the main chance, know on which side ones bread is buttered; give an inch and take an ell.
SELFISH, self-seeking, self-indulgent, self-interested; wrapt up in self, centered in self; egotistic or egotistical, egoistic or egoistical.
ILLIBERAL, mean, ungenerous, narrow-minded; mercenary, venal; covetous [See Parsimony].
WORLDLY, unspiritual, earthly, earthly-minded, mundane, worldly-minded, worldly-wise; timeserving.
interested; alieni appetens sui profusus [Sallust].
UNGENEROUSLY &c. adj.; to gain some private ends, from selfish motives, from interested motives.
Après nous le déluge.
The fine Felicity and flower of wickedness.Browning
I to myself am dearer than a friend.Two Gentlemen