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self-interest

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌselfˈɪntrəst/
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/ US   /-ṱɚ-/ adjective
Translations of “self-interest”
in Korean 이기심…
in Arabic مَصلَحة شَخصِيّة…
in French intérêt personnel…
in Turkish bencillik, egoizm, menfaatçilik…
in Italian interesse personale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 私利, 利己…
in Russian своекорыстие…
in Polish własna korzyść…
in Spanish interés propio…
in Portuguese egoísmo, vantagem pessoal…
in German der Eigennutz…
in Catalan interès propi, egoisme…
in Japanese 自分本位…
in Chinese (Simplified) 私利, 利己…
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