- having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, money, etc.; unselfish.
Origin of selfless
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Examples from the Web for selflessness
They taught me selflessness, boldness, and investing in future leaders.How a Tough-Talking Former Football Star Is Helping to Save Obamacare
January 12, 2014
And he lauded Giffords for teaching Americans “the true meaning of hope in the face of despair,” and selflessness.As Gabrielle Giffords Resigns, Who Might Pursue Her Arizona Seat?
Terry Greene Sterling
January 23, 2012
His final act of selflessness was to dive on top of his wife, sacrificing his life for hers.
Their actions, their selflessness poses a challenge to each of us.
My life work will be to drag him down from his pinnacle of selflessness!Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
So it will be your own greed, your own selflessness that will eventually win or lose this battle.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
The nobility and absolute 'selflessness' of Liszt's playing had to be heard to be understood.Franz Liszt
Then he was no longer to value the humility and modesty attached to selflessness.William Blake
They reproached him with the selflessness that made him somewhat languid.The Rhythm of Life
- having little concern for one's own interests
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Word Origin and History for selflessness
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