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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who places expediency above principle.

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  • He is too unripe to overthrow us, and too shallow a self-seeker to try.
  • TOADY emphasizes the servility and snobbery of the self-seeker cultivated leaders of society and became their toady.
  • Does't that figure of speech signify a sycophant, defined by my dictionary as "a servile self-seeker who curries favor by flattering influential people"?
  • His failure at the moment of her great self-sacrifice had shown him to her as he really was -- no bold and gallant spirit, but a cringing, spiritless self-seeker. for more
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