public-spirited

adjective
pub·​lic-spir·​it·​ed | \ ˈpə-blik-ˈspir-ə-təd How to pronounce public-spirited (audio) \

Definition of public-spirited

: motivated by devotion to the general welfare

Other Words from public-spirited

public-spiritedness noun

First Known Use of public-spirited

1650, in the meaning defined above

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“Public-spirited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public-spirited. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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public-spirited

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of public-spirited

somewhat formal : having or showing a desire to help other people

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