self-sacrifice

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

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

Nearby words

  1. self-revelation,
  2. self-righteous,
  3. self-righting,
  4. self-rising,
  5. self-rule,
  6. self-sacrificing,
  7. self-satisfaction,
  8. self-satisfied,
  9. self-satisfying,
  10. self-sealing

Origin of self-sacrifice

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for self-sacrificial

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 Formsself-sacrificing, adjectiveself-sacrificingly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for self-sacrificial

self-sacrifice

n.

1805, from self- + sacrifice (n.). Adjective self-sacrific'd attested from 1711. Related: self-sacrificing.

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