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1. Pursuing only one's own ends or interests.
2. Exhibiting concern only with promoting one's own ends or interests: self-seeking maneuvers.
Determined pursuit of one's own ends or interests.
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the act or an instance of seeking one's own profit or interest, esp exclusively
having or showing an exclusive preoccupation with one's own profit or interest: a self-seeking attitude.
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1. the seeking of one's own interest or selfish ends.adj.
2. given to or characterized by self-seeking; selfish.
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|Noun||1.||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
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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.
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