public-spirited

[ puhb-lik-spir-i-tid ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪkˈspɪr ɪ tɪd /

adjective

having or showing an unselfish interest in the public welfare: a public-spirited citizen.

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Origin of public-spirited

First recorded in 1670–80

OTHER WORDS FROM public-spirited

pub·lic-spir·it·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for public-spirited

public-spirited

adjective

having or showing active interest in public welfare or the good of the community
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