public-spirited

adjective

pub·​lic-spir·​it·​ed ˈpə-blik-ˈspir-ə-təd How to pronounce public-spirited (audio)
: motivated by devotion to the general welfare
public-spiritedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of public-spirited was in 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Public-spirited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public-spirited. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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