self-interest

Definitions of self-interest
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n concern for your own interests and welfare

Synonyms:
egocentrism, egoism, self-centeredness, self-concern
Antonyms:
altruism, selflessness
the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Type of:
trait
a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

n taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

Synonyms:
expedience, opportunism, self-seeking
Type of:
selfishness
stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

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