Antonyms of selflessness :
Examples of usage:
And the mere common impulse, the mere release of thoughts and aspirations so long repressed, had brought about an extraordinary harmony, a victorious selflessness, among the members of the commission charged with the task. "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
He had gradually mastered his emotion, his sense of wrong, and with that exquisite selflessness which real love alone can kindle in a human heart, he had succeeded in putting aside all thought of his own great misery, his helplessness and the hopelessness of his position, and remembered only that she looked fragile, a little older, sadder, and had need of his help. "The Nest of the Sparrowhawk", Baroness Orczy.
She was face to face with the most cruel problem ever set before a human heart, for she firmly believed that if through her self- sacrifice she saved him from death and dishonour, he would nevertheless inevitably turn to the other woman, for whose sake he was suffering now; yet she was ready with the sacrifice, because of the selflessness of her love. "The Tangled Skein", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.