Simple Definition of self–interest
: concern only for getting what you want or need and not about what happens to other people
: your own interest or advantage
Full Definition of self–interest
1 : a concern for one's own advantage and well-being <acted out of self–interest and fear>
2 : one's own interest or advantage <self–interest requires that we be generous in foreign aid>
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Rhymes with self–interest
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