self-for·​get·​ful ˌself-fər-ˈget-fəl How to pronounce self-forgetful (audio)
: having or showing no thought of self or selfish interests
self-forgetfully adverb
self-forgetfulness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-forgetful was in 1822

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“Self-forgetful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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