selfless

[ self-lis ]
/ ˈsɛlf lɪs /

adjective

having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, money, etc.; unselfish.

Origin of selfless

First recorded in 1815–25; self + -less
Related formsself·less·ly, adverbself·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for selfless

selfless

/ (ˈsɛlflɪs) /

adjective

having little concern for one's own interests
Derived Formsselflessly, adverbselflessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for selfless

selfless


adj.

"devoted to others' welfare or interest and not one's own," 1825, from self + -less. First attested in Coleridge. Related: Selflessly; selflessness.

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