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self·less

 (sĕlf′lĭs)
adj.
Having, exhibiting, or motivated by no concern for oneself; unselfish: a selfless act of charity.

self′less·ly adv.
self′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.selflessness - the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of othersselflessness - the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
unselfishness - the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others; "rural people show more devotion and unselfishness than do their urban cousins"
2.selflessness - acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
self-abnegation, self-renunciation, abnegation, self-denial, denial - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
Translations
عَدَم أنانِيَّه
nesobeckost
uselviskhed
önzetlenség
óeigingirni
nesebeckosť
özverililik

selflessness

[ˈselflɪsnɪs] Ndesinterés m

selflessness

[ˈsɛlfləsnɪs] ndévouement m, abnégation fself-loading [ˌsɛlfˈləʊdɪŋ] adj [gun] → semi-automatiqueself-loathing [ˌsɛlfˈləʊðɪŋ] ndégoût m de soiself-locking [ˌsɛlfˈlɒkɪŋ] adjà fermeture automatiqueself-made [ˌsɛlfˈmeɪd] adjqui ne doit rien à personne
He is a self-made man
BUT C'est un self-made-man.self-opinionated [ˌsɛlfəˈpɪnjəneɪtɪd] adjentêté(e)self-parody [ˌsɛlfˈpærədi] nautoparodie fself-pity [ˌsɛlfˈpɪti] napitoiement m sur soi-mêmeself-pitying [ˌsɛlfˈpɪtiɪŋ] adjqui s'apitoie sur son sort
At the risk of sounding self-pitying, I'd say it has been harder on me than it has on Joanne → Au risque de sembler m'apitoyer sur mon sort, je dirais que cela a été plus dur pour moi que pour Joanne.self-portrait [ˌsɛlfˈpɔːrtreɪt] nautoportrait mself-possessed [ˌsɛlfpəˈzɛst] adjmaître de soi(maîtresse)self-possession [ˌsɛlfpəˈzɛʃən] n (= self-assurance) → assurance fself-preservation [ˌsɛlfprɛzərˈveɪʃən] ninstinct m de conservationself-proclaimed [ˌsɛlfprəˈkleɪmd] adj
[leader, president, expert] → autoproclamé(e)
(= self-confessed) [liar, alcoholic] → impénitent(e); [racist] → déclaré(e)self-promotion [ˌsɛlfprəˈməʊʃən] nautopromotion fself-propelled [ˌsɛlfprəˈpɛld] adjautopropulsé(e)self-protection [ˌsɛlfprəˈtɛkʃən] nréflexe m de défense
What I did was simple self-protection → Je n'ai eu qu'un simple réflexe de défense.
out of self-protection → pour se protégerself-raising flour n (British)farine f à gâteaux (avec levure incorporée)self-referential [ˌsɛlfrɛfəˈrɛnʃəl] adjautoréférentiel(le)self-regulation [ˌsɛlfrɛgjʊˈleɪʃən] nautoréglementation fself-regulatory [ˌsɛlfrɛgjʊˈleɪtəri] self-regulating [ˌsɛlfˈrɛgjʊleɪtɪŋ] adj [system] → autorégulé(e)self-reliance [ˌsɛlfrɪˈlaɪəns] n (= independence) → autonomie f
The Prime Minister called for more economic self-reliance → Le Premier ministre a appelé à plus d'autonomie sur le plan économique.
to learn self-reliance → apprendre à ne dépendre de personneself-reliant [ˌsɛlfrɪˈlaɪənt] adj [person] → autonomeself-respect [ˌsɛlfrɪˈspɛkt] nrespect m de soiself-respecting [ˌsɛlfrɪˈspɛktɪŋ] adjqui se respecte
No self-respecting oil tycoon has fewer than two helicopters → Tout magnat du pétrole qui se respecte a au moins deux hélicoptères.
He died as any self-respecting gangster should - in a hail of bullets → Il est mort, comme tout gangster qui se respecte, dans une grêle de balles.self-restraint [ˌsɛlfrɪˈstreɪnt] nretenue fself-righteous [ˌsɛlfˈraɪtʃəs] adj [person] → satisfait(e) de soi; [tone] → moralisateur/trice; [attitude] → pharisaïqueself-righteousness [ˌsɛlfˈraɪtʃəsnɪs] npharisaïsme mself-rising flour n (US)farine f à gâteaux (avec levure incorporée)self-sacrifice [ˌsɛlfˈsækrɪfaɪs] nabnégation fself-sacrificing [ˌsɛlfˈsækrɪfaɪsɪŋ] adjaltruisteself-same [ˌsɛlfˈseɪm] adjmêmeself-satisfaction [ˌsɛlfsætɪsˈfækʃən] n (= smugness) → autosatisfaction fself-satisfied [ˌsɛlfˈsætɪsfaɪd] adj [person] → autosatisfait(e); [smile] → d'autosatisfactionself-sealing [ˌsɛlfˈsiːlɪŋ] adj [envelope] → autocollant(e)self-service [ˌsɛlfˈsɜːrvɪs]
adj [restaurant, petrol station] → libre-service inv
it's self-service → c'est en libre-service
nself-service mself-serving [ˌsɛlfˈsɜːrvɪŋ] adj [motive] → intéressé(e); [person] → cupide
corrupt, self-serving politicians → des politiciens corrompus et cupidesself-starter [ˌsɛlfˈstɑːrr] n
(in car)démarreur m
(= hard-working person) personne capable de travailler sans supervision et de prendre des initiativesself-study [ˌsɛlfˈstʌdi]
nauto-apprentissage m
modif [course, module] → d'auto-apprentissageself-styled [ˌsɛlfˈstaɪld] adjsoi-disant invself-sufficiency [ˌsɛlfsəˈfɪʃənsi] nautosuffisance fself-sufficient [ˌsɛlfsəˈfɪʃənt] adj
[country, person] (in resources)autosuffisant(e)
to be self-sufficient in sth → être autosuffisant(e) en qch
(= self-reliant) [person] → autonomeself-supporting [ˌsɛlfsəˈpɔːrtɪŋ] adjfinancièrement indépendant(e)self-tanning [ˌsɛlfˈtænɪŋ] adj [cream, lotion] → autobronzant(e)self-taught [ˌsɛlfˈtɔːt] adjautodidacteself-test [ˌsɛlfˈtɛst] n (COMPUTING)autotest mself-timer [ˌsɛlfˈtaɪmər] n (on camera)retardateur mself-will [ˌsɛlfˈwɪl] nvolonté f
She had a lot of self-will → Elle avait beaucoup de volonté.self-willed [ˌsɛlfˈwɪld] adjvolontaire
He was very independent and self-willed → Il était très indépendant et volontaire.self-worth self worth [ˌsɛlfˈwɜːrθ] namour-propre m

selflessness

selflessness

[ˈsɛlflɪsnɪs] naltruismo

self

(self) plural selves (selvz) noun
1. a person's own body and personality.
2. one's own personal interests or advantage. He always thinks first of self.
ˈselfish adjective
(negative unselfish) thinking of one's own pleasure or good and not considering other people. a selfish person/attitude.
ˈselfishly adverb
ˈselfishness noun
ˈselfless adjective
utterly unselfish. As a soldier, he showed selfless devotion to duty.
ˈselflessly adverb
ˈselflessness noun
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