selfishness

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love out of selfishness cupboard love
show of affection motivated by selfishness cupboard love
English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679) Hobbes , Thomas Hobbes
(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized either by generous optimism or aggressive and ambitious selfishness; formed in early childhood by fixation during the oral stage of development oral personality
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