self-serving

[ self-sur-ving ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-serving
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The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.

Through regulation, politics inserts itself as a self-serving factor in market transactions.

They often publish other people's self-serving communiqués without altering a word.

It was apparent that he had made a self-serving statement to Agent Quigley.

This I felt was certainly, in his opinion, a self-serving statement.

WORD ORIGIN

also self serving, 1827, from self- + serving, present participle adjective from serve (v.).

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