Selfishness vs Greediness - What's the difference?

selfishness | greediness |


As nouns the difference between selfishness and greediness

is that selfishness is the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others while greediness is the state of being greedy; greed.

selfishness

English

Noun

(wikipedia selfishness)
  • the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others
  • Antonyms

    * selflessness

    greediness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state of being greedy; greed.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.11:
  • *:Thereto the body of a dog she had, / Full of fell ravin and fierce greedinesse […].
  • Synonyms

    * See also