self-serving


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self-serv·ing

(sĕlf′sûr′vĭng)
adj.
1. Serving one's own interests, especially without concern for the needs or interests of others.
2. Exhibiting concern solely for one's own interests: a speech full of self-serving comments.

self′-serv′ing·ly adv.

self-serving

adj
habitually seeking one's own advantage, esp at the expense of others

self′-serv′ing



adj.
1. preoccupied with one's own interests and often disregarding the truth or the interests, well-being, etc., of others.
2. serving to further one's own selfish interests.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-serving - interested only in yourself
selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman

self-serving

adjective
Concerned only with oneself:
Idiom: wrapped up in oneself.
Translations

self-serving

[ˌselfˈsɜːvɪŋ] ADJegoísta, interesado
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