self-sacrifice


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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.
References in classic literature ?
He is next to Tolstoy in his willingness to give himself for his kind; if he would rather give himself in fighting than in suffering wrong, I do not know that his self-sacrifice is less in degree.
He was a quiet, modest fellow, unmistakably impressed by the knowledge of the officer and the heroic self-sacrifice of the merchant and saying nothing about himself.
Some of those boys came straight from the cornfields with only a summer's wages in their pockets, hung on through the four years, shabby and underfed, and completed the course by really heroic self-sacrifice. Our instructors were oddly assorted; wandering pioneer school-teachers, stranded ministers of the Gospel, a few enthusiastic young men just out of graduate schools.
The motto of woman is Self-sacrifice. You sha'n't see how you distress me.
At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
The Capital of Bornou.--The Islands of the Biddiomahs.--The Condors.--The Doctor's Anxieties.--His Precautions.--An Attack in Mid-air.--The Balloon Covering torn.--The Fall.--Sublime Self-Sacrifice.--The Northern Coast of the Lake.
Because he felt so keenly the beauty of faith, because the desire for self-sacrifice burned in his heart with such a gem-like glow, his strength seemed inadequate to his ambition.
Car owners should instill self-sacrifice just to put an end to this perennial problem.
The leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics emphasised the importance of mothers and their virtues of self-sacrifice and compassion in "today's fragmented world, where we risk losing our bearings." "A world that looks to the future without a mother's gaze is short-sighted," the pope said.
Both of them call for courage, dedication and self-sacrifice; but the moment of fulfilment, being the more crucial, call for much higher order of these attributes.
The CM said Hajj and Eid-ul-Azha are two obligations which are based on the spirit of self-sacrifice.
Works of Love in a World of Violence: Feminism, Kierkegaard, and the Limits of Self-Sacrifice