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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.

self-sacrifice

n
the sacrifice of one's own desires, interest, etc, for the sake of duty or for the well-being of others
ˌself-ˈsacriˌficing adj
ˌself-ˈsacriˌficingly adv

self`-sac′rifice



n.
sacrifice of oneself or one's interests for others.
[1795–1805]
self`-sac′rificer, n.
self′-sacrifi′cial, adj.
self`-sac′rificing, adj.
self`-sac′rificingly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-sacrifice - 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"

self-sacrifice

noun selflessness, altruism, self-denial, generosity, self-abnegation I thanked my parents for all their self-sacrifice on my behalf.
Translations

self-sacrifice

[ˌselfˈsækrɪfaɪs] Nabnegación f

self-sacrifice

[ˌsɛlfˈsækrɪfaɪs] nabnegazione f

self-sacrifice

(selfˈsӕkrifais) noun
the act of sacrificing one's own desires etc in order to help others. With great self-sacrifice, she gave up the holiday to care for her sick aunt.
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I tire of reading self-sacrificial posts about how one should give oneself in the service of the sick Filipino.
This week is National Volunteer Week - the perfect time to thank and acknowledge Tasmanias generous and self-sacrificial volunteers.
Aside from being stunned by his acrobatics and stamina, we sympathise for the character and his obligatory position as a self-sacrificial hero.
When they sense a threat to their colony, they defend the others with a self-sacrificial "explosion".
Self-sacrificial as pro-lifers are, you don't need a personal incentive to work on behalf of innocent unborn children.
In these plays, Wyspia?ski explores the foundational myths of his nation: that of the self-sacrificial Wanda, and the struggle between King Boles?aw the Bold and Bishop Stanis?aw Szczepanowski.
The day I sat in a courtroom and listened to my son's other mother cry as her lawyer told the judge that she wanted to voluntarily terminate her parental rights was the day I learned what self-sacrificial love means.
Ross's gifts of himself as a mentor and friend were unstinting, and at times, self-sacrificial. Leaving only thin paths to the armchairs, the floor of his living room would be carpeted with manuscripts from publishers, journals, and proteges, which he carefully read and analyzed to advance the careers of younger scholars.
(John 15:19,17:14-16; Romans 12:2, etc.) We've been reborn into a family called the Church, which is guided and led not by the societal values of individual rights and freedoms, gratification and self-fulfilment, but by the self-sacrificial and moral high ground of obedience to the Holy Spirit, through the teaching of Christ, as revealed in the scriptures.
For Plaid Cymru and particularly its president Gwynfor Evans, it arguably began the most difficult period of his political life, as repeated calls "to do something self-sacrificial" were constrained by personal duties and his party's financial problems.
5 every year in recognize the value of teaching as a noble, indispensable, often difficult, and self-sacrificial profession.
Zbigniew and Zofia Romaszewski are model Polish citizens--active in the Solidarity and post-Solidarity movements, not as armchair theorizers but as people who actively helped hundreds, perhaps thousands, of their fellow Poles who had neither the education nor the material resources to win in their self-sacrificial opposition to the communist state.