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self-serving Line breaks: self-serving

Definition of self-serving in English:

adjective& noun

Another term for self-seeking.
Example sentences
  • We will be spared the horrors of greedy, selfish and self-serving individuals who trample over people so that they can get a million dollars.
  • She turns on her own staff to make a selfish, self-serving deal behind closed doors that later gets revealed.
  • If we act in a purely selfish, self-serving manner, then the future fruition of that action will be negative.

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