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Definition of self-seeking in English:

adjective

Having concern for one’s own welfare and interests before those of others: the self-seeking aggrandizement of Party bosses
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  • 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.
Synonyms

noun

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Concern for oneself before others: everywhere he encounters self-seeking, hypocrisy, and dishonesty
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  • My point is that even such self-seeking requires a considerable amount of common culture.
  • Let us turn from selfishness and deceit, from self-pity and self-seeking to discover the spirit of God which is the true spirit of thanksgiving, dedication and commitment.
  • It is an old truth that lack of understanding and sheer stupidity are causing more harm and suffering in the world than wickedness and self-seeking.

Derivatives

self-seeker

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noun
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

unspeaking

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