consideration for oneself or one’s own interests.
concern for one’s own interest
proper esteem for oneself
noun 1. consideration for oneself or one’s own interests. 2. self-respect. self-regarding 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
[self-rej-uh-ster-ing, -string, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈrɛdʒ ə stər ɪŋ, -strɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. registering automatically, as an instrument; self-recording.
- Self-registering thermometer
self-registering thermometer n. A thermometer that registers the maximum or minimum temperature during a period of observation.
[self-reg-yuh-ley-tid, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈrɛg yəˌleɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. governed or controlled from within; self-regulating.