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"self-interest" in British English

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self-interestnoun [U]

uk   /ˌselfˈɪn.tər.est/ us   /ˌselfˈɪn.t̬ɚ.est/
self-interested
adjective uk   /ˌselfˈɪn.tər.es.tɪd/ us   /ˌselfˈɪn.t̬ɚ.es.tɪd/
self-interested arguing
(Definition of self-interest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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self-interestnoun [U]

us   /selfˈɪn·trəst, -ˈɪn·tər·əst/
consideration of advantages for yourself in making a decision, usually without worrying about its effect on others: Each side was thinking only of their own self-interest.
(Definition of self-interest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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self-interestnoun [U]

uk   /ˌselfˈɪntrəst/ us  
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
adjective /ˌselfˈɪntərestɪd/ /-ṱɚ-/
Does the stress on self-interested competitiveness mean that business can ignore wider social responsibilities?
(Definition of self-interest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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