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English definition of “self-seeking”

self-seeking

adjective uk   /ˌselfˈsiː.kɪŋ/ formal disapproving us  
interested in your own advantage in everything that you do: The army felt that the politicians of the day were just self-seeking opportunists.
(Definition of self-seeking from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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