Definition of Self-serving

1. Adjective. Interested only in yourself.

Exact synonyms: Self-seeking
Similar to: Selfish



Definition of Self-serving

1. Adjective. Showing interest only in oneself ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-serving

self-sacrifice
self-sacrifices
self-sacrificing
self-same
self-satisfaction
self-satisfied
self-sealing
self-secure
self-seeded
self-seeker
self-seeking
self-selection
self-selections
self-serve
self-service
self-serving (current term)
self-similar
self-similarities
self-similarity
self-slaughter
self-soar
self-sowed
self-sown
self-starter
self-starters
self-starting
self-statement
self-sterile
self-stimulation
self-storage

Literary usage of Self-serving

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1. An Illustrated Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1905)
"Declarations against interest which are also, in a measure, self-serving.—It sometimes happens that declarations arc both ..."

2. The Principles of the Law of Evidence: With Elementary Rules for Conducting by William Mawdesley Best, John Archibald Russell, Appleton Morgan (1882)
"The subject of self-serving evidence may therefore be despatched in few words, and indeed has been substantially considered under the title " res inter ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Indirect and Collateral Evidence by John Henry Gillett (1897)
"self-serving acts of party.—For the same reason that the self-serving declarations of a party are incompetent as evidence in his favor, so his self-serving ..."

4. Walker's Errors in Civil Proceedings: Being the Errors in Civil Proceedings by William Slee Walker (1917)
"self-serving allegations and statements. (a) Admission of statements by defendant not bearing on his liability. In an action for recovery under a contract, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"Declarations which are self-serving are rejected.—The statements or declarations of the accused in his own favor which are independent of the res gesta of ..."

6. A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law: Including the by John Henry Wigmore (1904)
"Self-Serving " Statements by an Accused Person. There is no principle of evidence especially excluding " self-serving " statements by an accused or by any ..."

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