self-concern


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self-con·cern

(sĕlf′kən-sûrn′)
n.
Selfish or excessive concern for oneself.

self′-con·cerned′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-concern - concern for your own interests and welfare
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
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