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selfless

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adjective self·less \ˈsel-fləs\

Simple Definition of selfless

  • : having or showing great concern for other people and little or no concern for yourself

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of selfless

  1. :  having no concern for self :  unselfish

selflessly adverb
selflessness noun

1821

First Known Use of selfless

1821


SELFLESS Defined for Kids

selfless

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adjective self·less \ˈsel-fləs\

Definition of selfless for Students

  1. :  showing great concern for and willingness to give unselfishly to others

selflessly adverb
selflessness noun



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