Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: self-interest  self in-t(u-)rust
  1. Taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    - opportunism, self-seeking, expedience
  2. Concern for your own interests and welfare
    - egoism, egocentrism, self-concern, self-centeredness [US], egocentricity, self-centredness [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: self-interests

Type of: selfishness, trait

Encyclopedia: Self-interest