from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving one's own interests, especially without concern for the needs or interests of others.
- adj. Exhibiting concern solely for one's own interests: a speech full of self-serving comments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Showing interest only in oneself
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. interested only in yourself
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On Dec. 6, Ms. James quit, leaving her critics - whom she described as self-serving bullies - with no excuses for further discord.
Community called the "self-serving allegations" an attempt by Tenet's management and board "to continue their entrenchment strategy and to distract Tenet shareholders" from the offer.
Even the title seems self-serving, particularly when viewed in the light of an interview Michelle granted Vogue magazine in 2007.
While it is true that LATFOR by its nature is virtually incapable of drawing lines that are not self-serving, several of the proposed alternatives for an independent commission are not much better as they call for the Legislature to appoint the "independent" commission's members, thus leaving the Legislature still in complete control of the process.
Governor Cuomo has assumed the mantle of the reformer by vowing to veto any self-serving lines drawn by the State Legislature, but he is not the first governor to issue such a warning.
On top of all of this, one of the Murdochs' hired law firms, Harbottle & Lewis, has come out and claimed that some of the evidence the Murdochs presented was "hard to credit", "self-serving" and "inaccurate and misleading".
Alec Baldwin's self-serving memoir will strike a chord with fathers struggling against a campaign of alienation.
Seriously … cuss these lying, self-serving politicians up one side of the room and down the other – because you got sold a bill of goods.
In a truly shocking and stunning development, Garry South has made a self-serving statement cluelessly attacking California Democrats:
Here's a notification for Facebook management: When users adds their mobile numbers on an account-recovery page, it's sleazy and self-serving to assume they want to be texted about non-security issues.
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