Focus on the pronunciation of self-interest
English definition of “self-interest”
/ˌselfˈɪntrəst/ noun [U]
› a situation in which you consider the advantage to yourself when making decisions, and decide to do what is best for you: be driven/motivated by self-interestout of self-interest Some financial companies argue, perhaps out of self-interest, that the standards are dangerous. commercial/economic/national self-interest self-interested /ˌselfˈɪntərestɪd/
/-ṱɚ-/ adjective › Does the stress on self-interested competitiveness mean that business can ignore wider social responsibilities?