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English definition of “self-interest”


noun [U]     /ˌselfˈɪn.tər.est/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/
the act of considering the advantage to yourself when making decisions , and deciding to do what is best for you: The company's donation was surely motivated by self-interest, as it attracted a lot of media attention .SelfishnessInconsiderate self-interested     /ˌselfˈɪn.təɪd/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/ adjective self-interested arguing SelfishnessInconsiderate
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