self-serving

[self-sur-ving]
adjective
1.
preoccupied with one's own interests, often disregarding the truth or the interests, well-being, etc., of others.
2.
serving to further one's own selfish interests.

Origin:
1900–05

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self-serving
 
adj
habitually seeking one's own advantage, esp at the expense of others

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Example sentences
His fight strikes many as not only quixotic but also self-serving.
Perceptions are fine, but they can also be self-serving.
The risk here is that the argument is simply self-serving.
The arguments for academic tenure have always struck me as pretty weak, and
  more to the point, transparently self-serving.
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