- The definition of self serving is a person or action done only for one's own benefit, sometimes at the expense of others.
An example of self-serving is a lie told to make yourself look better.
self-serving definition by Webster's New World
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serving one's own selfish interests, esp. at the expense of others
self-serving definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Serving one's own interests, especially without concern for the needs or interests of others.
- Exhibiting concern solely for one's own interests: a speech full of self-serving comments.
- selfˈ-servˈing·ly adverb