self-seeking

noun
self-seek·​ing | \ˌself-ˈsē-kiŋ \

Definition of self-seeking 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or practice of selfishly advancing one's own ends

self-seeking

adjective

Definition of self-seeking (Entry 2 of 2)

: seeking only to further one's own interests

Synonyms & Antonyms for self-seeking

Synonyms: Adjective

ambitious, aspiring, go-getting, hard-driving, pushing

Antonyms: Adjective

ambitionless, unambitious

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First Known Use of self-seeking

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1574, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1575, in the meaning defined above

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self-seeking

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-seeking

: concerned only about getting what you want or need and not caring about what happens to other people

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