Definition of self-seeking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈsēkiNG/

adjective& noun

Another term for self-serving.
Example sentences
  • This is indeed regrettable, because politicians who act only in their own partisan, self-seeking interest are doing nothing other than letting their country down.
  • Rather, it creates an institutional framework in which, to get ahead in their economic engagements, even people who grow up entirely self-seeking and anti-social must attend to the general social good and the well-being of others.
  • Zambians should be commended for ignoring the flopped demonstration organised by frustrated and self-seeking politicians who were hoping to gunner some political capital out of the ill-conceived exercise.
self-interested, self-serving, selfish;
inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking
informal looking after number one



Example sentences
  • As a result, it has become the exclusive preserve of the dishonest, criminals and self-seekers.
  • At the same time, he defends the reputation of the majority of MPs and shows they are far from being self-seekers.
  • If the government were made up entirely of that coarse element - the violators, self-seekers, and flatterers - who form its core, it could not continue to exist.

Words that rhyme with self-seeking


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Syllabification: self-seek·ing

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