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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 ​itseffect on ​others: Each ​side was ​thinking only of ​their own self-interest.
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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
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self-interestnoun [U]

uk   us   /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 ​financialcompanies argue, perhaps out of self-interest, that the ​standards are dangerous. commercial/​economic/​national self-interest
self-interested
adjective /ˌselfˈɪntərestɪd/  us /-ṱɚ-/
Does the ​stress on self-interested ​competitivenessmean that ​business can ignore wider ​socialresponsibilities?
(Definition of self-interest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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