- acted out of self-interest and fear
- self-interest requires that we be generous in foreign aid
complacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-importance, self-indulgence, self-love, self-partiality, self-respect, self-satisfaction, self-sufficiency, smugness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity;
: concern only for getting what you want or need and not about what happens to other people
: your own interest or advantage
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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