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self-in·ter·est

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  1. opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking, expediencenoun

    taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

    Synonyms:
    expediency, self-concern, self-seeking, expedience, egoism, self-centeredness, opportunism, egocentrism

  2. egoism, egocentrism, self-interest, self-concern, self-centerednessnoun

    concern for your own interests and welfare

    Synonyms:
    self-concern, self-seeking, expedience, egoism, self-centeredness, opportunism, egocentrism

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  1. List of paraphrases for "self-interest":

    selfishness, egoism, egotism, interest

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  1. Ali Noorani:

    We need to be talking about the future of immigration with the bottom-line self-interest of Americans who want to retire in mind.

  2. Yvonne Padmos:

    Human rights may be noble on paper, but true compassion and empathy are best embodied by robots. In a world consumed by self-interest, perhaps it's time to vote for the machines that prioritize humanity above all else.

  3. Mayor Rahm Emanuel:

    We will be a better city for it, it is in our self-interest, because we need [federal] assistance to make the fundamental and necessary changes.

  4. John Osborne:

    Censorship is the commonest social blasphemy because it is mostly concealed, built into us by indolence, self-interest and cowardice.

  5. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel:

    We will be a better city for it, it is in our self-interest, because we need (federal) assistance to make the fundamental and necessary changes.


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