Self-seeking
Self-seeking Self"-seek`ing, a. Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-seeking — (n.) a seeking after one s own benefit (before those of others), 1580s, from SELF (Cf. self) + seeking (see SEEK (Cf. seek)). As an adjective, from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-seeking — self seekingness, n. /self see king/, n. 1. the seeking of one s own interest or selfish ends. adj. 2. given to or characterized by self seeking; selfish. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Self-seeking — Self seek ing, n. The act or habit of seeking one s own interest or happiness; selfishness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-seeking — adj doing things only because they will give you an advantage that other people do not have used to show disapproval ▪ a self seeking politician …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-seeking — self seeking; self seeking·ness; …   English syllables

  • self-seeking — self′ seek′ing n. 1) the seeking of one s own interest or selfish ends 2) given to or characterized by self seeking; selfish • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-seeking — index venal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-seeking — adjective interested only in doing what will be good for you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-seeking — /sɛlf ˈsikɪŋ / (say self seeking) noun 1. the seeking of one s own interest or selfish ends. –adjective 2. given to or characterised by self seeking; selfish …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-seeking — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as self seeking, you disapprove of them because they are interested only in doing things which give them an advantage over other people. He said that democracy would open the way for self seeking… …   English dictionary

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