Definition of Self-seeking

1. Noun. Taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others.

Exact synonyms: Expedience, Opportunism, Self-interest
Generic synonyms: Selfishness
Derivative terms: Expedient, Opportunist, Opportunistic



2. Adjective. Interested only in yourself.
Exact synonyms: Self-serving
Similar to: Selfish

Definition of Self-seeking

1. Adjective. Mindful of, or promoting only ones own interests ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Self-seeking

1. Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish. The act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-seeking

self-righteousness
self-rising
self-rising flour
self-rule
self-sabotage
self-sacrifice
self-sacrifices
self-sacrificing
self-same
self-satisfaction
self-satisfied
self-sealing
self-secure
self-seeded
self-seeker
self-seeking (current term)
self-selection
self-selections
self-serve
self-service
self-serving
self-similar
self-similarities
self-similarity
self-slaughter
self-soar
self-sowed
self-sown
self-starter
self-starters

Literary usage of Self-seeking

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Self love and self-seeking are often impediments in the way of truth. Dr. Bennett's reputation, however, is well established. He has done a great deal to ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... never ignore nor slight your human fellowship because your life or opinions exposed you to the reproach of the vain, the frivolous, the self-seeking. ..."

3. Psychology by William James (1892)
"self-seeking and self-preservation come next. These words cover a large number of ... We have those of bodily self-seeking, those of social self-seeking, ..."

4. Psychology by William James (1892)
"self-seeking and self-preservation come next. These words cover a large number of ... We have those of bodily self-seeking, those of social self-seeking, ..."

5. Psychology by William James (1893)
"self-seeking and self-preservation come next. These words cover a large number of ... We have those of bodily self-seeking, those of social self-seeking, ..."

6. Psychology by William James (1892)
"We have those of bodily self-seeking, those of social self-seeking, ... Bodily self-seeking.—All the ordinary useful reflex actions and movements of ..."

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