Definition of self-interest in English:


Syllabification: self-in·ter·est


  • One’s personal interest or advantage, especially when pursued without regard for others.
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    • It is a reminder of the delicate line that lies between self-interest and the national interest.
    • The notion that a small group would disrupt the event for reasons of self-interest will be regarded as distasteful.
    • The relative importance of self-interest against public interest was clear from the start.

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