Definition of self-interested in English:


Syllabification: self-in·ter·est·ed


Motivated by one’s personal interest or advantage, especially without regard for others: many groups pursue self-interested aims
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  • 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?
self-seeking, self-serving, self-obsessed, self-absorbed, wrapped up in oneself, egocentric, egotistic, egotistical, egomaniacal, selfish
informal looking after number one

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