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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Pursuing only one's own ends or interests.
  • adj. Exhibiting concern only with promoting one's own ends or interests: self-seeking maneuvers.
  • n. Determined pursuit of one's own ends or interests.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Mindful of, or promoting only ones own interests

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish.
  • n. The act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Undue attention to one's own interest.
  • Seeking one's own interest or happiness unduly; selfish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. interested only in yourself
  • n. taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

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