unselfish


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un·self·ish

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

un·self′ish·ly adv.
un·self′ish·ness n.

unselfish

(ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃ)
adj
not selfish or greedy; generous
unˈselfishly adv
unˈselfishness n

un•self•ish

(ʌnˈsɛl fɪʃ)

adj.
not selfish; disinterested; generous; altruistic.
[1690–1700]
un•self′ish•ly, adv.
un•self′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
altruistic, selfless - showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
considerate - showing concern for the rights and feelings of others; "friends considerate enough to leave us alone"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
2.unselfish - not greedyunselfish - not greedy        
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"

unselfish

unselfish

adjective
1. Willing to give of oneself and one's possessions:
2. Without concern for oneself:
Translations
nesobecký
epäitsekäs
önzetlen
利他的献身的

unselfish

[ˈʌnˈselfɪʃ] ADJdesinteresado

unselfish

[ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃ] adj
(= generous) → généreux/euse
(= selfless) [team player] → qui a l'esprit d'équipe; [act] → désintéressé(e)

unselfish

adjuneigennützig, selbstlos; (esp Ftbl) playermit selbstlosem Einsatz spielend

unselfish

[ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃ] adj (person) → altruista; (act) → disinteressato/a
References in classic literature ?
Here, cherished like a household saint in its shrine, sat Beth, tranquil and busy as ever, for nothing could change the sweet, unselfish nature, and even while preparing to leave life, she tried to make it happier for those who should remain behind.
Nothing could be more appropriate than that those who from unselfish motives and elevated sentiments are doing battle for the people's rights and interests, should themselves be the chief beneficiaries of success.
That ye might become weary of saying: "That an action is good is because it is unselfish.
Let her do what she would, she was always blamed, and got small thanks for all the trouble she took; nothing was right, everything wrong; and yet, if the truth were known, the girl was worth her weight in gold--she was so unselfish and good-hearted.
I was introduced to the young gentleman who was to be my roommate, and found him to be intelligent, cheerful of spirit, unselfish, full of generous impulses, patient, considerate, and wonderfully good-natured.
She felt vaguely the pity of that child deprived of the only love in the world that is quite unselfish.
Throw on your pleasant words, your gentle pressures of the hand, your thoughtful and unselfish deeds.
It was just so with my Joe -- always full of his devilment, and up to every kind of mischief, but he was just as unselfish and kind as he could be -- and laws bless me, to think I went and whipped him for taking that cream, never once recollecting that I throwed it out myself because it was sour, and I never to see him again in this world, never, never, never, poor abused boy
Charlotte, unselfish in the Forum, would have tried a sweeter temper than Lucy's, and once, in the Baths of Caracalla, they had doubted whether they could continue their tour.
No human mother could have shown more unselfish and sacrificing devotion than did this poor, wild brute for the little orphaned waif whom fate had thrown into her keeping.
As for the central figure, Don Quixote himself, in his dignity and generosity, his unselfish ideals, and his fearless devotion to them, he is always heroic and beautiful; and I was glad to find in my latest look at his history that I had truly conceived of him at first, and had felt the sublimity of his nature.
It did not accord with the rationality of plan, the moderation in expense, or even the unselfish warmth of heart, which she had believed herself to discern in him yesterday.