self-sacrifice

[ self-sak-ruh-fahys, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈsæk rəˌfaɪs, ˈsɛlf- /

noun

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

Origin of self-sacrifice

First recorded in 1795–1805

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self-sacrifice


noun

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

Derived Forms

self-sacrificing, adjectiveself-sacrificingly, adverb
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