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View synonyms for self-sacrifice

self-sacrifice

[ self-sak-ruh-fahys, self- ]

noun

  1. sacrifice of one's interests, desires, etc., as for duty or the good of another.


self-sacrifice

noun

  1. the sacrifice of one's own desires, interest, etc, for the sake of duty or for the well-being of others


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Derived Forms

  • ˌself-ˈsacriˌficing, adjective
  • ˌself-ˈsacriˌficingly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • self-sacri·ficer noun
  • self-sac·ri·fi·cial [self, -sak-r, uh, -, fish, -, uh, l, self-], adjective
  • self-sacri·ficing adjective
  • self-sacri·ficing·ly adverb
  • self-sacri·ficing·ness noun
  • unself-sacri·ficial adjective
  • unself-sacri·ficial·ly adverb
  • unself-sacri·ficing adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-sacrifice1

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Example Sentences

Both followed wars; people were tired of idealism and self-sacrifice and were determined to enjoy a self- indulgent materialism.

This name carries a legacy of reconciliation (St. Francis was famous for his outreach to the Muslim world), and of self-sacrifice.

It may just require some self-sacrifice like, say, selling your car to afford the chemo.

For wives—particularly political wives—the pressure was intense, and the job demanded self-sacrifice.

We may be few," Karelitz told Ben-Gurion, "but if we practice self-sacrifice we'll be strong, and no power will overcome us.

Destiny, which is stronger than human love, or the soul's fidelity, had overmastered self-sacrifice and the heart of a woman.

The years of self-sacrifice had not shaken the faith of these sisters in the smallest degree.

Progress is essentially a moral phenomenon, and postulates the search, not for self, but for self-sacrifice.

Such a course of training requires individual effort and personal self-sacrifice.

But, everything valuable is expensive, and learning can be secured only by severe self-sacrifice.

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