self-forgetful

[ self-fer-get-fuh l, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf fərˈgɛt fəl, ˌsɛlf- /

adjective

forgetful or not thinking of one's own advantage, interest, etc.

Origin of self-forgetful

First recorded in 1860–65

Related forms

self-for·get·ful·ly, adverbself-for·get·ful·ness, noun
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self-forgetful


adjective

forgetful of one's own interests

Derived Forms

self-forgetfully, adverbself-forgetfulness, noun
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