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self-serving (comparative more self-serving, superlative most self-serving)

  1. Showing interest only in oneself
    • 2002, Sam Williams, Free as in Freedom:
      "Most of the time when people consider the question of what rules society should have for using software, the people considering it are from software companies, and they consider the question from a self-serving perspective," says Stallman, opening his speech.

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  • Said of people, attitudes, perspectives, etc.


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