Self-interested
Self-interested Self`-in"ter*est*ed, a. Particularly concerned for one's own interest or happiness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • self-interested — self interest UK US /ˌselfˈɪntrəst/ noun [U] ► a situation in which you consider the advantage to yourself when making decisions, and decide to do what is best for you: »be driven/motivated by self interest out of self interest »Some financial… …   Financial and business terms

  • self-interested — self interest ► NOUN ▪ one s personal interest or advantage, especially when pursued without regard for others. DERIVATIVES self interested adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-interested — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as self interested, you disapprove of them because they always want to do what is best for themselves rather than for other people. Narrowly self interested behaviour is ultimately self defeating …   English dictionary

  • self-interested — ▶ adjective SELF SEEKING, self serving, self obsessed, self absorbed, wrapped up in oneself, egocentric, egotistic, egotistical, egomaniacal, selfish …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-interested — adjective see self interest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-interested — See self interest. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-interested — See: self interest …   English dictionary

  • self-interest — UK US /ˌselfˈɪntrəst/ noun [U] ► a situation in which you consider the advantage to yourself when making decisions, and decide to do what is best for you: »be driven/motivated by self interest out of self interest »Some financial companies argue …   Financial and business terms

  • self-centered — [adj] absorbed with oneself egocentric, egoistic, egomaniacal, egotistic, egotistical, grandstanding, having a swelled head*, independent, inward looking, know it all*, narcissistic, on an ego trip*, self absorbed, selfindulgent, self interested …   New thesaurus

  • self-interest — self interested, adj. self interestedness, n. /self in teuhr ist, trist, self /, n. 1. regard for one s own interest or advantage, esp. with disregard for others. 2. personal interest or advantage. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

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