self-sacrificing


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-sacrificing - willing to deprive yourself
unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
Translations

self-sacrificing

[ˌselfˈsækrɪfaɪsɪŋ] ADJabnegado

self-sacrificing

[ˌsɛlfˈsækrɪfaɪsɪŋ] adjaltruista
References in classic literature ?
It taught me that no love, not even that of a man for his wife may be so deep and terrible and self-sacrificing as the love of a father for his daughter."
He has told me how noble and self-sacrificing you have been.
"It is a singular request," she replied, "and one," she smiled, "self-sacrificing indeed for an angler to grant, for he weighs at least three pounds.
Then it was that she learned the truth of his self-sacrificing devotion.
You have demonstrated a love that is high, and noble, and self-sacrificing. More than that no girl needs to know.
Self-sacrificing as her mood might be Tess could not well go further and cry, "Marry one of them, if you really do want a dairywoman and not a lady; and don't think of marrying me!" She followed Dairyman Crick, and had the mournful satisfaction of seeing that Clare remained behind.
TO MY MOTHER TO WHOM I OWE A LIFETIME OF A MOTHER'S MOST SELF-SACRIFICING DEVOTION
There's plenty of ballet fodder to be found in the characters, from a self-sacrificing bird to a self-important firework to a selfish giant.
Blumberg (humanities Michigan State U) has a different take on the self-sacrificing characters; she finds their sacrifices to be largely economic.
OUR national myth that all who enlist in Her Majesty's Forces are noble and self-sacrificing patriots has come a cropper.
Perceptions of effectiveness are positively affected when a leader is regarded by followers as being self-sacrificing. For example, Choi and Mai-Dalton (1999) showed that followers were most ready to reciprocate the behavior of a self-sacrificial leader.
The self-sacrificing leadership and service to the nation and the world community Baroness Thatcher earned a great respect across the world due to her self-sacrificing leadership and service for the benefit of her nation, the President said.