unselfishly


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Related to unselfishly: inconsideration, high-handed

un·self·ish

 (ŭn-sĕl′fĭsh)
adj.
Generous or altruistic.

un·self′ish·ly adv.
un·self′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.unselfishly - in an unselfish mannerunselfishly - in an unselfish manner; "he acted unselfishly when he helped her get the promotion"
egotistically, selfishly - in an egotistical manner; "he behaved egotistically"
Translations

unselfishly

[ˈʌnˈselfɪʃlɪ] ADVdesinteresadamente

unselfishly

[ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃli] advde manière désintéressée

unselfishly

advuneigennützig, selbstlos; (esp Ftbl) → mit selbstlosem Einsatz

unselfishly

[ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃlɪ] advcon altruismo, generosamente
References in classic literature ?
The reading that does one good, and lasting good, is the reading that one does for pleasure, and simply and unselfishly, as children do.
The kindhearted countess was the more vexed with Sonya because that poor, dark-eyed niece of hers was so meek, so kind, so devotedly grateful to her benefactors, and so faithfully, unchangingly, and unselfishly in love with Nicholas, that there were no grounds for finding fault with her.
In the meantime, all we can do is to work patiently, fearlessly, and unselfishly, to an end that we think is right.
One admission, however, will not be made, namely, that Michael could not love as devotedly, as wholeheartedly, unselfishly, madly, self-sacrificingly as a human.
It was good of you, dear Newland, to devote yourself so unselfishly to Madame Olenska.
It had been hard for him to remain with the Frenchman all these days for that very reason, and that he had unselfishly done so spoke more glowingly of his nobility of character than even did his rescuing the French officer from Mbonga's clutches.
I know how unselfishly you offer me your help," she resumed; "I know you speak to me as a brother might speak to a sister--"
Let them once understand that you are unselfishly interested in them, and you can lead them to any extent.
Within the Church were many sincere and able men unselfishly devoting their lives to the service of their fellows; but the moral tone of the organization as a whole had suffered from its worldly prosperity and power.
And acting unselfishly too, because I can very well understand how distasteful it may be to you.
Once put into this narrowed way of action, it was curious that he began to consider Rosa's claims upon him more unselfishly than he had ever considered them before, and began to be less sure of himself than he had ever been in all his easy-going days.
Herein, too, the sense of even thinking unselfishly aided him.