self-regarding


self-regarding

noun

  1. consideration for oneself or one’s own interests.
  2. self-respect.

adjective

  1. self-centred; egotistical
  2. philosophy (of an action) affecting the interests of no-one other than the agent, and hence, according to John Stuart Mill, immune from moral criticism

noun

  1. concern for one’s own interest
  2. proper esteem for oneself

n.1590s, from self- + regard (n.).

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