public-spirited


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pub·lic-spir·it·ed

(pŭb′lĭk-spĭr′ĭ-tĭd)
adj.
Motivated by or exhibiting devotion to the public welfare.

pub′lic-spir′it·ed·ness n.

public-spirited

adj
(Social Welfare) having or showing active interest in public welfare or the good of the community

pub′lic-spir′ited



adj.
having or showing an unselfish interest in the public welfare.
[1670–80]
pub′lic-spir′itedness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.public-spirited - showing unselfish interest in the public welfare; "a public-spirited citizen"
unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others

public-spirited

adjective altruistic, generous, humanitarian, charitable, philanthropic, unselfish, community-minded Thanks to a group of public-spirited citizens, the garden has been preserved.
Translations

public-spirited

[ˈpʌblɪkˈspɪrɪtɪd] ADJ [act] → de espíritu cívico, solidario; [person] → lleno de civismo, consciente del bien público

public-spirited

[ˌpʌblɪkˈspɪrɪtɪd] adj (attitude) → che denota senso civico; (act) → di civismo; (person) → che ha senso civico

public

(ˈpablik) adjective
of, for, or concerning, the people (of a community or nation) in general. a public library; a public meeting; Public opinion turned against him; The public announcements are on the back page of the newspaper; This information should be made public and not kept secret any longer.
ˈpublicly adverb
puˈblicity (-ˈblisə-) noun
1. advertising. There is a lot of publicity about the dangers of smoking.
2. the state of being widely known. Film stars usually like publicity.
ˈpublicize, ˈpublicise (-saiz) verb
to make widely known; to advertise. We are publicizing a new product.
public holiday
a day on which all (or most) shops, offices and factories are closed for a holiday.
public house (usually abbreviated to pub (pab) )
a house where alcoholic drinks are sold to the public.
public relations (also PR)
the attitude, understanding etc between a firm, government etc and the public.
ˌpublic ˈservice anˌnouncement noun
(especially American) an announcement on television or radio given as a service to the public.
public spirit
a desire to do things for the good of the community.
ˌpublic-ˈspirited adjective
public transport
the bus, tram and train services provided by a state or community for the public.
in public
in front of other people, not in private. They are always quarrelling in public.
the public
people in general. This swimming pool is open to the public every day.
public opinion poll
a way of finding out public opinion by questioning a certain number of people.

the public is singular: The public is entitled to know the facts .
References in classic literature ?
A PUBLIC-SPIRITED Citizen who had failed miserably in trying to secure a National political convention for his city suffered acutely from dejection.
"When you can't do what you wish," said the Public-spirited Citizen, "it is worth while to do what you can."
It is easy enough to condemn the Cretans for their laziness; but when one recalls the large, prosperous, and presumably public-spirited communities which during the last few years have deliberately thrown themselves into the hands of the A.
The speech was about public-spirited citizens who, to the neglect of their own interests, came to assist the ends of justice, and fellow-creatures in misfortune.
But it is as little to be doubted, that there is always a large proportion of the body, which consists of independent and public-spirited men, who have an influential weight in the councils of the nation.
"I know about you," she said to Levin; "that you're not a public-spirited citizen, and I have defended you to the best of my ability."
"Yet suppose that this change had come to pass, and that all of us were public-spirited citizens; in spite of our comfortable lives among trivialities, should we not be in a fair way to become the most wearied, wearisome, and unfortunate race of philistines under the sun?
Public-spirited citizens wrote to the papers, declaiming against the maintenance of such a danger to the community, and demanding that the United States government build a national leprosarium on some remote island or isolated mountain peak.
Man performs actions because they are good for him, and when they are good for other people as well they are thought virtuous: if he finds pleasure in giving alms he is charitable; if he finds pleasure in helping others he is benevolent; if he finds pleasure in working for society he is public-spirited; but it is for your private pleasure that you give twopence to a beggar as much as it is for my private pleasure that I drink another whiskey and soda.
What we really want is an Incorporated Society of Thieves, with some public-spirited old forger to run it for us on business lines."
We say: "I desire to be kind to my friends, honourable in business, philanthropic towards the poor, public-spirited in politics." So long as we refuse to allow ourselves, even in the watches of the night, to avow any contrary desires, we may be bullies at home, shady in the City, skinflints in paying wages and profiteers in dealing with the public; yet, if only conscious motives are to count in moral valuation, we shall remain model characters.
Public-spirited citizens took down their rifles and went out after him.