Freedom vs Selfishness - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between freedom and selfishness

is that freedom is (uncountable) the state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved while selfishness is the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others.

freedom

Noun

  • (uncountable) The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
  • (countable) The lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general; a state of being free, unconstrained.
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  • Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
  • * Milton
  • I emboldened spake and freedom used.
  • Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum.
  • Usage notes

    * The phrase "freedom from" can have as an object: fear, want, hunger, pain, disease, stress, depression, debt, poverty, necessity, violence, war, advertising, addiction, etc.

    Synonyms

    * liberty * license * exemption

    Antonyms

    * bondage * constraint

    Derived terms

    * academic freedom * degree of freedom * economic freedom * financial freedom * freedom fighter * freedom fries * freedom march * freedom of assembly * freedom of association * freedom of contract * freedom of expression * freedom of movement * freedom of petition * freedom of religion * freedom of speech * freedom of the air * freedom of the press * freedom of the seas * freedom ride * freedom rider * freedom to roam * individual freedom * let freedom ring * political freedom * unfreedom * non-freedom

    selfishness

    English

    Noun

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

    * selflessness