SECTION IV: Moral Affections
3. Moral Conditions
Disinterestedness. –N. generosity, liberality, altruism, benevolence, elevation, loftiness of purpose, exaltation, magnanimity, chivalry, heroism, sublimity, self-denial, self-abnegation, self-effacement, self-sacrifice, self-immolation, self-control, stoicism, devotion, martyrdom, labour of love.
Selfishness. –N. self-love, self-indulgence, self-worship, self-interest, egotism, egocentrism, narcissism, amour propre (vanity), nepotism, worldliness, world wisdom, illiberality, meanness, time-server, fortune-hunter, self-seeker, jobber, worldling, egotist, egoist, monopolist, nepotist, profiteer, temporizer, trimmer, dog in the manger, charity that begins at home.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.