Etymology
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self-seeking (n.)

"a seeking after one's own benefit (before those of others), undue attention to one's self-interest," 1580s, from self + seeking, verbal noun from seek. As an adjective from 1620s.

updated on April 19, 2022

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Definitions of self-seeking from WordNet
1
self-seeking (n.)
taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others;
2
self-seeking (adj.)
interested only in yourself;
Synonyms: self-serving
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.