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self-interest

self-in·ter·est

self-interest

 
pronunciation:
self In trihst [or] self In t rihst
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one's own personal advantage or interest.
Self-interest is a major business consideration.
similar words:
interest
definition 2: concern for one's own advantage or interest, esp. a selfish concern.
similar words:
interest
derivations: self-interested (adj.), self-interestedness (n.)