unselfishness


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un·self·ish

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

un·self′ish·ly adv.
un·self′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unselfishness - the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for othersunselfishness - the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others; "rural people show more devotion and unselfishness than do their urban cousins"
generosity, generousness - the trait of being willing to give your money or time
altruism, selflessness - the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
selfishness - stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others
2.unselfishness - acting generouslyunselfishness - acting generously      
share-out, sharing - a distribution in shares

unselfishness

noun
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unselfishness

[ˈʌnˈselfɪʃnɪs] Ndesinterés m

unselfishness

unselfishness

[ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃnɪs] n (of person) → altruismo; (of act) → generosità
References in classic literature ?
Ye flee unto your neighbour from yourselves, and would fain make a virtue thereof: but I fathom your "unselfishness."
That is an emotion in which tenderness is an essential part, but Strickland had no tenderness either for himself or for others; there is in love a sense of weakness, a desire to protect, an eagerness to do good and to give pleasure -- if not unselfishness, at all events a selfishness which marvellously conceals itself; it has in it a certain diffidence.
Wilcox, if quieter than in Germany, is sweeter than ever, and I never saw anything like her steady unselfishness, and the best of it is that the others do not take advantage of her.
One of the things that impressed itself upon me deeply, the second year, was the unselfishness of the teachers.
He was waving his free arm in furious circles, the while shrieking mad calls and appeals, urging on those that did not need to be urged, for it seemed that the mob of blue men hurling them- selves on the dangerous group of rifles were again grown suddenly wild with an enthusiasm of unselfishness. From the many firings starting toward them, it looked as if they would merely succeed in making a great sprinkling of corpses on the grass between their former position and the fence.
I do not pretend that my translation was through my unselfishness; it was distinctly through that selfishness which perceives that self is misery; and I may as well confess here that I do not regard the artistic ecstasy as in any sort noble.
Monty may have been disreputable enough, I've no doubt he was; but his going away and staying there all these years was a piece of noble unselfishness."
They were tired, and under the guise of unselfishness they wrangled.
His stories are all admirable demonstrations of the power and beauty of the nobler practical virtues, of kindness, courage, humility, and all the other forms of unselfishness; but for the underlying mysteries of life and the higher meanings of art his positive and self-formed mind had very little feeling.
Your unselfishness cannot entirely comprehend how much my mind has gone on this; but, only ask yourself, how could my happiness be perfect, while yours was incomplete?"
Man is not given that godlike unselfishness that thinks only of others' good.
"The man's views are hateful enough," she answered, "but he is in earnest, and however misguided he may be there is something noble in his unselfishness, in his, steady fixedness of purpose."