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3 definitions found
 for self-interest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Self-interest \Self`-in"ter*est\, n.
     Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  self-interest
      n 1: taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the
           consequences for others [syn: opportunism, self-
           interest, self-seeking, expedience]
      2: concern for your own interests and welfare [syn: egoism,
         egocentrism, self-interest, self-concern, self-
         centeredness] [ant: altruism, selflessness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "self-interest":
     acquisitiveness, autism, careerism, ego, ego trip, egocentricity,
     egocentrism, egoism, egoisticalness, egotism, egotisticalness,
     graspingness, greed, individualism, interest, narcissism,
     personal aims, personal ambition, personal desires, personalism,
     possessiveness, privatism, remoteness, self-absorption,
     self-admiration, self-advancement, self-centeredness,
     self-centerment, self-consideration, self-containment,
     self-devotion, self-esteem, self-indulgence, self-interestedness,
     self-jealousy, self-occupation, self-pleasing, self-seeking,
     self-serving, self-solicitude, self-sufficiency, selfishness,
     selfism
  
  

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