self-sacrificing


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self-sac·ri·fice

(sĕlf′săk′rə-fīs′)
n.
Sacrifice of one's personal interests or well-being for the sake of others or for a cause.

self′-sac′ri·fic′ing adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-sacrificing - willing to deprive yourself
unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
Translations

self-sacrificing

[ˌselfˈsækrɪfaɪsɪŋ] ADJabnegado

self-sacrificing

[ˌsɛlfˈsækrɪfaɪsɪŋ] adjaltruista
References in classic literature ?
TO MY MOTHER TO WHOM I OWE A LIFETIME OF A MOTHER'S MOST SELF-SACRIFICING DEVOTION
He has told me how noble and self-sacrificing you have been.
It taught me that no love, not even that of a man for his wife may be so deep and terrible and self-sacrificing as the love of a father for his daughter.
Then it was that she learned the truth of his self-sacrificing devotion.
You have demonstrated a love that is high, and noble, and self-sacrificing.
Blumberg (humanities Michigan State U) has a different take on the self-sacrificing characters; she finds their sacrifices to be largely economic.
OUR national myth that all who enlist in Her Majesty's Forces are noble and self-sacrificing patriots has come a cropper.
Perceptions of effectiveness are positively affected when a leader is regarded by followers as being self-sacrificing.
The self-sacrificing leadership and service to the nation and the world community Baroness Thatcher earned a great respect across the world due to her self-sacrificing leadership and service for the benefit of her nation, the President said.
With relentless and self-sacrificing dedication, Levski created and headed a network of several hundred secret revolutionary committees preparing a national rebellion.
Palmer draws parallels between real life and Turandot by intercutting scenes from a production he staged where Elvira becomes the vengeful Turandot, and Doria the self-sacrificing servant girl, Liu.
Even if (contrary to the original example where everything else was held equal) making such extra trips to the library were self-sacrificing, there is, on the Not-for-Naught View, no point to making such self-sacrifices just to redeem them.