unselfish
adjective Date: 1698 not selfish ; generousunselfishly adverbunselfishness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • unselfish — index benevolent, charitable (benevolent), humane, liberal (generous), magnanimous, meritorious …   Law dictionary

  • unselfish — 1690s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SELFISH (Cf. selfish). Cf. Dan. uselvisk, Swed. osjälfvisk …   Etymology dictionary

  • unselfish — [adj] kind, giving altruistic, benevolent, charitable, chivalrous, denying, devoted, disinterested, extroverted, generous, helpful, humanitarian, incorruptible, indulgent, liberal, loving, magnanimous, noble, open handed, self effacing, self… …   New thesaurus

  • unselfish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not selfish. DERIVATIVES unselfishly adverb unselfishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unselfish — [unself′ish] adj. not selfish; putting the good of others above one s own interests; altruistic; generous unselfishly adv. unselfishness n …   English World dictionary

  • unselfish — adj. unselfish to + inf. (it was unselfish of her to make the offer) * * * [ʌn selfɪʃ] unselfish to + inf. (it was unselfish of her to make the offer) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unselfish — un|sel|fish [ ʌn selfıʃ ] adjective unselfish people always think about what other people want and need instead of thinking about themselves: SELFLESS: It was very unselfish of him to offer us his room. a. used about someone s behavior: an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unselfish — [[t]ʌ̱nse̱lfɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as unselfish, you approve of the fact that they regard other people s wishes and interests as more important than their own. She started to get a reputation as an unselfish girl… …   English dictionary

  • unselfish — UK [ʌnˈselfɪʃ] / US adjective a) unselfish people always think about what other people want and need instead of thinking about themselves It was very unselfish of him to offer us his room. b) used about someone s behaviour an unselfish act… …   English dictionary

  • unselfish — adjective Not selfish; selfless; generous; altruistic. The man was in an unselfish mood that day, so decided to give a £20 note to the next charity he came across. Syn: altruistic, generous, selfless …   Wiktionary

  • unselfish — adjective his unselfish motives Syn: altruistic, selfless, self denying, self sacrificing; generous, giving, magnanimous, philanthropic, public spirited, charitable, benevolent, caring, kind, considerate, thoughtful, noble …   Thesaurus of popular words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”