a person who seeks his or her own interest or selfish ends.

Origin of self-seeker

First recorded in 1625–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for self-seeker

bounder, self-seeker

Examples from the Web for self-seeker

Historical Examples of self-seeker

  • For with the incontinent man it is not as with the self-seeker and the covetous.

  • The method that this ancient Jewish self-seeker adopted is rude and unskilful.

  • Most men recognized that he was nothing but a self-seeker, and there were few who trusted him.

    The Odds

    Ethel M. Dell

  • Or are you a too-easy, too-facile man-pleaser and self-seeker, being all things to all men that you may make use of all men?

  • The sycophant and the self-seeker bow before quite other idols than of old.

    Historical and Political Essays

    William Edward Hartpole Lecky