Definitions

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

  • adjective Serving one's own interests, especially without concern for the needs or interests of others.
  • adjective Exhibiting concern solely for one's own interests.

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  • adjective Showing interest only in oneself

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  • adjective interested only in yourself

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Examples

  • On Dec. 6, Ms. James quit, leaving her critics - whom she described as self-serving bullies - with no excuses for further discord.

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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.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • On Dec. 6, Ms. James quit, leaving her critics - whom she described as self-serving bullies - with no excuses for further discord.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • On Dec. 6, Ms. James quit, leaving her critics - whom she described as self-serving bullies - with no excuses for further discord.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • 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.

    Tenet Files Suit in Takeover Fight

  • Even the title seems self-serving, particularly when viewed in the light of an interview Michelle granted Vogue magazine in 2007.

    The Obama Diaries

  • Even the title seems self-serving, particularly when viewed in the light of an interview Michelle granted Vogue magazine in 2007.

    The Obama Diaries

  • Even the title seems self-serving, particularly when viewed in the light of an interview Michelle granted Vogue magazine in 2007.

    The Obama Diaries

  • Even the title seems self-serving, particularly when viewed in the light of an interview Michelle granted Vogue magazine in 2007.

    The Obama Diaries

  • 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.

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