Definition of self-serving adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌself ˈsɜːvɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌself ˈsɜːrvɪŋ//
(disapproving) Selfish
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interested only in gaining an advantage for yourself He was a ruthless, self-serving politician. This analysis could be said to be self-serving rather than accurate. See related entries: Selfish
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: self-serving