selfless

[ self-lis ]
/ ˈsɛlf lɪs /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. selfheal,
  2. selfhood,
  3. selfie,
  4. selfish,
  5. selfishly,
  6. selflessly,
  7. selfness,
  8. selfridge,
  9. selfsame,
  10. selfward

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 selflessness

selfless

/ (ˈsɛlflɪs) /

adjective

having little concern for one's own interests
Derived Formsselflessly, adverbselflessness, noun

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