selfless
adjective Date: 1821 having no concern for self ; unselfishselflessly adverbselflessness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Selfless — Self less, a. Having no regard to self; unselfish. [1913 Webster] Lo now, what hearts have men! they never mount As high as woman in her selfless mood. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • selfless — [self′lis] adj. 1. devoted to others welfare or interests and not one s own; unselfish; altruistic 2. showing or prompted by unselfishness or altruism; self sacrificing [a selfless act] selflessly adv. selflessness n …   English World dictionary

  • selfless — index dispassionate, liberal (generous), philanthropic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • selfless — devoted to others welfare or interest and not one s own, 1825, from SELF (Cf. self) + LESS (Cf. less). First attested in Coleridge …   Etymology dictionary

  • selfless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one s own. DERIVATIVES selflessly adverb selflessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • selfless — [[t]se̱lfləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you say that someone is selfless, you approve of them because they care about other people more than themselves. She was a wonderful companion and her generosity to me was entirely selfless... Perhaps… …   English dictionary

  • selfless — adjective Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish. In a selfless act of gratitude for saving his mothers life, Peter committed to giving money to his local breast cancer charity each year for the rest… …   Wiktionary

  • selfless — adj. Selfless is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑devotion, ↑generosity, ↑love …   Collocations dictionary

  • selfless — self|less [ˈselfləs] adj caring about other people more than about yourself used to show approval ▪ selfless devotion to their work >selflessly adv >selflessness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • selfless — adjective caring about other people more than about yourself: selfless devotion to their work selflessly adverb selflessness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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