Definition of self-interested in English:
Motivated by one’s personal interest or advantage, especially without regard for others: many groups pursue self-interested aims
More example sentences
- Years of observation and introspection have led many to the conclusion that people are self-interested creatures.
- To call one of these forms of motivation self-interested but the other not does not seem to add anything to our understanding of them.
- If a leader acts in an altruistic fashion for self-interested reasons, how does one evaluate such behavior?