unselfishness


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un·self·ish

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

un·self′ish·ly adv.
un·self′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unselfishness - the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for othersunselfishness - 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"
generosity, generousness - the trait of being willing to give your money or time
altruism, selflessness - the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
selfishness - stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others
2.unselfishness - acting generouslyunselfishness - acting generously      
share-out, sharing - a distribution in shares

unselfishness

noun
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unselfishness

[ˈʌnˈselfɪʃnɪs] Ndesinterés m

unselfishness

unselfishness

[ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃnɪs] n (of person) → altruismo; (of act) → generosità
References in classic literature ?
Fairfax, who brought up the rear, had, with characteristic unselfishness, contented himself with a French workman's blue blouse and a pair of white duck trousers.
Now come," said Luigi, "it is very pleasant to hear you say these things, but for unselfishness, or heroism, or magnanimity, the circumstances won't stand scrutiny.
Your unselfishness cannot entirely comprehend how much my mind has gone on this; but, only ask yourself, how could my happiness be perfect, while yours was incomplete?
Harker waiting us, with an appearance of cheerfulness which did honor to her bravery and unselfishness.
He was waving his free arm in furious circles, the while shrieking mad calls and appeals, urging on those that did not need to be urged, for it seemed that the mob of blue men hurling them- selves on the dangerous group of rifles were again grown suddenly wild with an enthusiasm of unselfishness.
And unselfishness is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them.
They were tired, and under the guise of unselfishness they wrangled.
Man is not given that godlike unselfishness that thinks only of others' good.
Creeds mathematically precise, and hair-splitting niceties of doctrine, are absolutely necessary for the salvation of some kinds of souls, but surely the charity, the purity, the unselfishness that are in the hearts of men like these would save their souls though they were bankrupt in the true religion--which is ours.
That is an emotion in which tenderness is an essential part, but Strickland had no tenderness either for himself or for others; there is in love a sense of weakness, a desire to protect, an eagerness to do good and to give pleasure -- if not unselfishness, at all events a selfishness which marvellously conceals itself; it has in it a certain diffidence.
You demand unselfishness from others, which is a preposterous claim that they should sacrifice their desires to yours.
Sometimes, indeed, the neighbours thought it strange that the rich Miller never gave little Hans anything in return, though he had a hundred sacks of flour stored away in his mill, and six milch cows, and a large flock of woolly sheep; but Hans never troubled his head about these things, and nothing gave him greater pleasure than to listen to all the wonderful things the Miller used to say about the unselfishness of true friendship.