the seeking of one's own interest or selfish ends.
given to or characterized by self-seeking; selfish.
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- self-seek·ing·ness, noun
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How to use self-seeking in a sentence
But his insistence that greed was good, that self-seeking was the American way, only fueled the national cynicism.
Doubtless there were some in this great conflict who were self-seeking, but this was certainly not the case with Henry Barrington.The Light That Lures | Percy Brebner
My horrible wealth has killed all affection around me and has enveloped me with shameless self-seeking.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
They reckoned him their ablest general, though his insubordination and self-seeking rendered the loss of him an actual gain.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
Whatever may be my vanity, or self-seeking, or unmanliness if you will, is not what I say God's truth?An Old Man's Love | Anthony Trollope
Start the day with this thought, 'I will live this day without discontent, without self-seeking, and without anxiety.'A California Girl | Edward Eldridge
British Dictionary definitions for self-seeking
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
- self-seeker, noun
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