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self-seeking

[self-see-king] /ˈsɛlfˈsi kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the seeking of one's own interest or selfish ends.
adjective
2.
given to or characterized by self-seeking; selfish.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
Related forms
self-seekingness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for selfseeking

self-seeking

noun
1.
the act or an instance of seeking one's own profit or interest, esp exclusively
adjective
2.
having or showing an exclusive preoccupation with one's own profit or interest: a self-seeking attitude
Derived Forms
self-seeker, noun
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Word Origin and History for selfseeking

self-seeking

n.

"a seeking after one's own benefit (before those of others)," 1580s, from self + seeking, verbal noun from seek. As an adjective, from 1620s.

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