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Definition of self-interest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

self-interest

 noun
noun
 
[uncountable] (disapproving)
 
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the fact of someone only considering their own interests and of not caring about things that would help other people Not all of them were acting out of self-interest.
self-interested
 
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adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: self-interest