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self-sacrifice
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Self-same
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Self-slaughter
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self-seeking definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: interested only in yourself [syn: self-serving, self- seeking] n
1: taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others [syn: opportunism, self- interest, self-seeking, expedience]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: circa 1586 the act or practice of selfishly advancing one's own ends II. adjective Date: circa 1628 seeking only to further one's own interests

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. seeking one's own welfare before that of others. Derivatives: self-seeker n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Self-seeking Self"-seek`ing, n. The act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Self-seeking Self"-seek`ing, a. Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish. --Arbuthnot.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as self-seeking, you disapprove of them because they are interested only in doing things which give them an advantage over other people. He said that democracy would open the way for self-seeking politicians to abuse the situation. ADJ [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Selfish, illiberal, mean.

Moby Thesaurus

acquisitive, acquisitiveness, ambitious for self, autism, autistic, careerism, careerist, ego trip, egoistic, egomaniacal, egotism, egotistic, egotistical, grasping, graspingness, greed, greedy, individualism, individualistic, interest, narcissism, narcissistic, personal aims, personal ambition, personal desires, personalism, personalistic, possessive, possessiveness, privatism, privatistic, remote, remoteness, self-absorbed, self-absorption, self-admiration, self-admiring, self-advancement, self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-centeredness, self-concerned, self-consideration, self-considerative, self-contained, self-containment, self-devoted, self-devotion, self-esteem, self-esteeming, self-indulgence, self-indulgent, self-interest, self-interested, self-interestedness, self-jealous, self-jealousy, self-occupation, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-regard, self-serving, self-solicitude, self-sufficiency, self-sufficient, selfhood, selfish, selfishness, selfism



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