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selfless

Syllabification: self·less
Pronunciation: /ˈselfləs
 
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Definition of selfless in English:

adjective

Concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own; unselfish: an act of selfless devotion
More example sentences
  • Their history is replete with heroic deeds of selfless devotion and supreme sacrifice over the years.
  • One cannot but stand in awe of such selfless devotion to a cause.
  • The winners were chosen for showing bravery in the face of disability, illness or selfless devotion to others.
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selflessly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Ron gave everything of himself so completely and selflessly, so tenderly and so gently.
  • Simon appears from nowhere to retrieve them for him, acting kindly and selflessly as always.
  • I can't say I acted selflessly or through any thought for the folks that lay therein.

selflessness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Lessons in generosity, compassion and selflessness can't be learned from a textbook.
  • The wisdom of understanding selflessness finds expression in compassion.
  • For a combination of courage, selflessness and understated effectiveness, he is the ultimate role model.

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