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self-interested

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having self-interest; particularly concerned for one's self; selfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Particularly concerned for one's own interest or happiness.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In truth, most people's politics are self-interested, which is precisely what defines the two main parties' "core vote".

    Miliband states the politically obvious | Deborah Orr

  • When asked by a university researcher in the early 1930s why they serviced customers of other races, a white prostitute and a black prostitute gave similarly self-interested answers.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Thanks to the generous support of billionaires and self-interested corporations, think tanks have seeded our political discourse with a lot of mistaken ideas about government spending and deficits.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Five Things Everybody Knows About Deficits... That Are Completely Untrue

  • New Jersey's Republican governor Chris Christie is attempting the same, telling a conservative conference Wednesday, "I'm attacking the leadership of the union because they're greedy, and they're selfish and they're self-interested."

    Robert Reich: The Republican Strategy

  • Thanks to the generous support of billionaires and self-interested corporations, think tanks have seeded our political discourse with a lot of mistaken ideas about government spending and deficits.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Five Things Everybody Knows About Deficits... That Are Completely Untrue

  • Capping off the trend was a Supreme Court decision last year disarming the "honest services" blunderbuss, which threatened to turn any self-interested behavior by a CEO into a crime.

    Angelo Mozilo's Story

  • He remained blocked at every step by the familiar coalition of opponents—the opposition majority in the new Duma, defiant governors, hostile bureaucrats, and self-interested business elites.

    The Return

  • The solutions will come when we stop demonizing the teaching profession as a monolith of self-interested adults who don't care about children.

    Sam Chaltain: In Wisconsin, Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

  • As the late Amos Elon put it in The Pity of It All: A History of Jews in Germany, 1743–1933, “The history of Jewish assimilation, not only in Germany, has long been a subversive subject, which the assimilated have suppressed so as not to draw attention to themselves, and the Zionists, for equally self-interested reasons, have distorted.”

    Bloodlust

  • The solutions will come when we stop demonizing the teaching profession as a monolith of self-interested adults who don't care about children.

    Sam Chaltain: In Wisconsin, Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

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