Definition of Self-seeker

1. Noun. A person who places expediency above principle.

Exact synonyms: Opportunist
Specialized synonyms: Backscratcher, Bottom Feeder, Carpetbagger, Hustler, Operator, Wheeler Dealer, Timeserver
Generic synonyms: Selfish Person
Derivative terms: Opportunism, Opportunist



Definition of Self-seeker

1. Noun. A self-seeking person ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-seeker

self-righteously
self-righteousness
self-rising
self-rising flour
self-rule
self-sabotage
self-sacrifice
self-sacrifices
self-sacrificing
self-same
self-satisfaction
self-satisfied
self-sealing
self-secure
self-seeded
self-seeker (current term)
self-seeking
self-selection
self-selections
self-serve
self-service
self-serving
self-similar
self-similarities
self-similarity
self-slaughter
self-soar
self-sowed
self-sown
self-starter

Literary usage of Self-seeker

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1. North of Boston by Robert Frost (1917)
"THE self-seeker " WILLIS, I didn't want you here to-day: The lawyer's coming for the company. I'm going to sell my soul, or, rather, feet. ..."

2. Colonel Sir Robert Sandeman: His Life and Work on Our Indian Frontier. A by Thomas Henry Thornton (1895)
"... success—No self-seeker—A staunch friend and determined foe, but open-minded—Masterful, but knew when to stop—No one better served—His cheeriness and ..."

3. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1890)
"The human spirit has, by its process of evolution, been unavoidably constituted a self-seeker, and in so far has the root of evil innate in itself, and is, ..."

4. Elements of Metaphysics by Alfred Edward Taylor (1903)
"... of solid matter with the real discontinuity and variety of its chemical constituents, the seeming friendliness of the hypocritical self-seeker with his ..."

5. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1889)
"But there was no risk of a self-seeker coveting the priestly office of Christ, ... With reference to such a priesthood, a self-seeker would be sure to say, ..."

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