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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Pursuing only one's own ends or interests.
  • adjective Exhibiting concern only with promoting one's own ends or interests.
  • noun Determined pursuit of one's own ends or interests.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Seeking one's own interest or happiness unduly; selfish.
  • noun Undue attention to one's own interest.

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

  • adjective Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish.
  • noun The act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Mindful of, or promoting only ones own interests

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective interested only in yourself
  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

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