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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.
Translations of “self-seeking”
in Chinese (Traditional) 圖謀私利的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 追逐私利的…
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