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self-seek·ing

(sĕlf′sē′kĭng)
adj.
1. Pursuing only one's own ends or interests.
2. Exhibiting concern only with promoting one's own ends or interests: self-seeking maneuvers.
n.
Determined pursuit of one's own ends or interests.

self′-seek′er n.

self-seeking

n
the act or an instance of seeking one's own profit or interest, esp exclusively
adj
having or showing an exclusive preoccupation with one's own profit or interest: a self-seeking attitude.
ˌself-ˈseeker n

self′-seek′ing



n.
1. the seeking of one's own interest or selfish ends.
adj.
2. given to or characterized by self-seeking; selfish.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-seeking - taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
selfishness - stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others
Adj.1.self-seeking - 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-seeking

adjective selfish, self-interested, mercenary, calculating, opportunistic, self-serving, acquisitive, on the make (slang), careerist, gold-digging, fortune-hunting, looking out for number one (informal), out for what you can get Politicians are untrustworthy self-seeking creatures.

self-seeking

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

self-seeking

[ˌselfˈsiːkɪŋ]
A. ADJegoísta
B. Negoísmo m

self-seeking

[ˈsɛlfˈsiːkɪŋ]
1. adjegoista
2. negoismo
References in classic literature ?
I mean, episodes that showed that not all priests were frauds and self-seekers, but that many, even the great majority, of these that were down on the ground among the common people, were sincere and right-hearted, and devoted to the alleviation of human troubles and sufferings.
Let me but leave the good name to my three daughters, and that is enough for me; I am not a self-seeker. But since you mention me so pointedly, I will acknowledge that I should like to impart to you a little of my--come, sir, you are disposed to call it insensibility, and I am sure I have no objection--say insensibility--a little of my insensibility."
And over all that torrential confusion of men and purposes fluttered that strange flag, the stars and stripes, that meant at once the noblest thing in life, and the least noble, that is to say, Liberty on the one hand, and on the other the base jealousy the individual self-seeker feels towards the common purpose of the State.
The statement encouraged the future leaders [youth] not to allow themselves to be used by self-seekers, as serial callers, let alone vigilantes, to attack the few people who dare to speak for them.
Never at any given time should we allow a few self-seekers to divide us.
Through manipulation of this band of self-seekers, the industrialized countries were afforded a reprieve of a few odd years.
'There is no impact felt by the electorates in the effectiveness of the legislature at the national and county levels as the lawmakers have become self-seekers. The large number of positions for elected seats and nomination slots is feeding incompetence and inefficiencies in the assemblies,' said Mr Mukhwana.
Only a handful of self-seekers and economic scavengers in public service mostly benefit from these multimillion concessions while over 80% of our people languish in acute poverty and degradation.
Since the Governor General's coup of April 1953 against the dominant political elites, the Muslim League had increasingly become moribund, and had lost touch with the masses, while most of its leadership had become a coterie of self-seekers. But during 1956-58, as president of Pakistan Muslim League, Sardar Nishtar breathed new life into the organization: he organized and reactivated it; transformed it into a live organization; and, had it securely grounded to its foundational principles and ideological moorings.
His remarks about the party's female members expose the fact that the AKP has long divorced itself from its ideals and turned into a network of self-seekers
But, unfortunately, that fervour cooled in a couple of years and some self-seekers became active at the behest of foreign powers.