What does self-seeking mean?

Definitions for self-seeking

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking, expedience(adj)

    taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

  2. self-serving, self-seeking(adj)

    interested only in yourself


  1. self-seeking(Adjective)

    Mindful of, or promoting only ones own interests

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-seeking(adj)

    seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish

  2. Self-seeking(noun)

    the act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-seeking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-seeking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emeasoba George:

    A true leader/love ought not to be self-seeking i.e. he/she ought not to be concerned with only his/her own welfare/well-being.

  2. Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

  3. John Jay Chapman:

    Is there something in trade that desiccates and flattens out, that turns men into dried leaves at the age of forty? Certainly there is. It is not due to trade but to intensity of self-seeking, combined with narrowness of occupation. Business has destroyed the very knowledge in us of all other natural forces except business.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    My favorite definition of Love comes from Holy Bible, interestingly - as follows: "Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love is not rude. Love is not self-seeking. Love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

  5. Mahabharata:

    Entangled in a hundred worldly snares, Self-seeking men, by ignorance deluded, Strive by unrighteous means to pile up riches. Then, in their self-complacency, they say, ?This acquisition I have made to-day, That will I gain to-morrow, so much pelf Is hoarded up already, so much more Remains that I have yet to treasure up. This enemy I have destroyed, him also, And others in their turn, I will despatch. I am a lord; I will enjoy myself; I?m wealthy, noble, strong, successful, happy; I?m absolutely perfect; no one else In all the world can be compared to me. Now will I offer up a sacrifice, Give gifts with lavish hand, and be triumphant.? Such men, befooled by endless vain conceits, Caught in the meshes of the world?s illusion, Immersed in sensuality, descend Down to the foulest hell of unclean spirits.*

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