self-serving

[self-sur-ving]

adjective

preoccupied with one's own interests, often disregarding the truth or the interests, well-being, etc., of others.
serving to further one's own selfish interests.

Nearby words

  1. self-seeker,
  2. self-seeking,
  3. self-selection,
  4. self-serve,
  5. self-service,
  6. self-similarity,
  7. self-slaughter,
  8. self-slayer,
  9. self-sow,
  10. self-sown

Origin of self-serving

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for self-serving

self-serving

adjective

habitually seeking one's own advantage, esp at the expense of others
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Word Origin and History for self-serving

self-serving

adj.

also self serving, 1827, from self- + serving, present participle adjective from serve (v.).

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