self-serving

[ self-sur-ving ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈsɜr vɪŋ /

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.

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Origin of self-serving

First recorded in 1900–05
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self-serving

adjective

habitually seeking one's own advantage, esp at the expense of others
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