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.

Nearby words

  1. public-interest group,
  2. public-interest law,
  3. public-liability insurance,
  4. public-opinion poll,
  5. public-service corporation,
  6. publican,
  7. publication,
  8. publication date,
  9. publicise,
  10. publicist

Origin of public-spirited

First recorded in 1670–80

Related formspub·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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