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Self-concern \Self`-con*cern"\, n. Concern for one's self.


n. attempting to get personal recognition for yourself (especially by unacceptable means) [syn: egoism, egocentrism, self-interest, self-centeredness] [ant: altruism]

Usage examples of "self-concern".

We had a built-in short-sightedness and an inherent selfishness and a self-concern that made it impossible to step out of the little human rut we travelled.

Studying him, Smiley took comfort from this gesture of self-concern : subconsciously, Grigoriev was declaring himself to be one of life's losers.

She'd no make-up on which, if Mirelle had not been so self-concerned, would have immediately indicated distress.

And while the fiddle was passing through the two feet of air from the locker to the height of his shoulder, purely self-concerned and personal thoughts presented themselves to his mind, scarcely in succession but as a cluster: these weeks and months of precious seniority slipping away - already Douglas of the Phoebe, Evans on the West Indies station, and a man he did not know called Raitt had been made.