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self-interest

noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˈɪn.tər.est/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
the act of considering the advantage to yourself when making decisions, and deciding to do what is best for you: The company's donation was surely motivated by self-interest, as it attracted a lot of media attention.
self-interested
adjective uk   /ˌselfˈɪn.tər.es.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
self-interested arguing
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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