self-interested[ self-in-ter-ist, -trist, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-interested
Synonyms for self-interested
- having a swelled head
- on an ego trip
- stuck on oneself
- wrapped up with oneself
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-INTERESTED
From a self-interested motive, Mr. Sandford—that I might have a greater respect for you.
She was happy and self-interested, chattering about the ride and the train.
How could I help contrasting his generosity with your self-interested selfishness?
And still worse, to the self-interested action of vestrymen.
What trust he had reposed in this vile, self-interested, heartless woman!
Some actions done with a self-interested motive are public benefits.
All actions done with a self-interested motive are private vices.
It is rather and only a change of governor—that is, instead of self-interested proprietaries, a gracious king.
He suspected that Firmstone was at least self-interested, if not self-seeking; therefore he assumed him to be unscrupulous.
I am really not a vulgar, greedy doctor pushing myself into a case with which I have no concern, for some self-interested motive.