self-seeking

[ self-see-king ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈsi kɪŋ /

noun

the seeking of one's own interest or selfish ends.

adjective

given to or characterized by self-seeking; selfish.

Origin of self-seeking

First recorded in 1580–90

Related forms

self-seek·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-seeking

self-seeking


noun

the act or an instance of seeking one's own profit or interest, esp exclusively

adjective

having or showing an exclusive preoccupation with one's own profit or interesta self-seeking attitude

Derived Forms

self-seeker, noun
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