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self-interest

Syllabification: self-in·ter·est

Definition of self-interest in English:

noun

One’s personal interest or advantage, especially when pursued without regard for others.
Example sentences
  • 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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