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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 Arabic مَصلَحة شَخصِيّة…
in Korean 이기심…
in Malaysian kepentingan diri…
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 Vietnamese tính tư lợi…
in Spanish interés propio…
in Portuguese egoísmo, vantagem pessoal…
in Thai ประโยชน์ของตนเอง…
in German der Eigennutz…
in Catalan interès propi, egoisme…
in Japanese 自分本位…
in Indonesian mementingkan diri sendiri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 私利, 利己…
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