public–spirited

adjective

Definition of public–spirited

  1. :  motivated by devotion to the general welfare

public–spiritedness

noun

First Known Use of public–spirited

1650


PUBLIC–SPIRITED Defined for English Language Learners

public-spirited

adjective

Definition of public–spirited for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a desire to help other people


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