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


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


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Origin of self-forgetful

First recorded in 1860–65

OTHER WORDS FROM self-forgetful

self-for·get·ful·ly, adverbself-for·get·ful·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for self-forgetful



forgetful of one's own interests

Derived forms of self-forgetful

self-forgetfully, adverbself-forgetfulness, noun
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