adjective Date: 1817 sacrificing oneself for others • self-sacrificingly adverb

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  • Self-sacrificing — Self sac ri*fi cing, a. Yielding up one s own interest, feelings, etc; sacrificing one s self. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-sacrificing — self sacrifice ► NOUN ▪ the giving up of one s own interests or wishes in order to help others or advance a cause. DERIVATIVES self sacrificial adjective self sacrificing adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-sacrificing — ADJ GRADED Someone who is self sacrificing gives up what they want so that other people can have what they need or want. He was a generous self sacrificing man …   English dictionary

  • self-sacrificing — adjective Making, or willing to make, a self sacrifice. Mother Teresas self sacrificing nature made her world famous for her willingness to place others needs before her own …   Wiktionary

  • self-sacrificing — Synonyms and related words: altruistic, committed, consecrated, dedicated, devoted, disinterested, humble, modest, sacrificing, self abasing, self abnegating, self abnegatory, self denying, self devoted, self effacing, self forgetful, self… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-sacrificing — adjective willing to deprive yourself • Syn: ↑self denying, ↑self giving • Similar to: ↑unselfish …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-sacrificing — See self sacrifice. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-sacrificing — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. big hearted, helpful, self effacing; see generous 1 , noble 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • self-sacrificing — See: self sacrifice …   English dictionary

  • self-re|nun|ci|a|to|ry — «SEHLF rih NUHN see uh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. = self sacrificing. (Cf. ↑self sacrificing) …   Useful english dictionary

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