HyperDic: self-interest

English > 2 senses of the word self-interest:
NOUNattributeself-interest, opportunism, self-seeking, expediencetaking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
attributeself-interest, egoism, egocentrism, self-concern, self-centerednessconcern for your own interests and welfare
English > self-interest: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningtaking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others.
Synonymsopportunism, self-seeking, expedience
Broaderselfishnessstinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others
Spanishconveniencia, coyunturalismo, interés propio, oportunismo, ventajismo
Catalanoportunisme
English > self-interest: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningconcern for your own interests and welfare.
Synonymsegoism, egocentrism, self-concern, self-centeredness
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Oppositealtruism, selflessnessThe quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Spanishegocentrismo, egoísmo
Catalanegocentrisme, egoisme

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