Public-spirited Pub"lic-spir`it*ed, a. 1. Having, or exercising, a disposition to advance the interest of the community or public; as, public-spirited men. [1913 Webster]

2. Dictated by a regard to public good; as, a public-spirited project or measure. --Addison. [1913 Webster] -- {Pub"lic-spir`it*ed*ly}, adv. -- {Pub"lic-spir`it*ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • public-spirited — [pub′lik spir′it id] adj. having or showing zeal for the public welfare …   English World dictionary

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  • public-spirited — adjective thinking about other people in society and trying to help them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • public-spirited — /pʌblɪk ˈspɪrətəd / (say publik spiruhtuhd) adjective having or showing an unselfish desire for the public good: a public spirited citizen …   Australian English dictionary

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  • public-spirited — adjective willing to do what is helpful for everyone in society: decent, public spirited people …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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