selfless

adjective
self·​less | \ ˈsel-fləs How to pronounce selfless (audio) \

Definition of selfless

: having no concern for self : unselfish

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Other Words from selfless

selflessly adverb
selflessness noun

Examples of selfless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are high-character guys who work and are selfless. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Despite Pistons' 2-9 start, Troy Weaver will stay aggressive: 'My clip will be empty'," 15 Jan. 2021 As Nance swung back and forth on the rim, Drummond gleefully skipped to center court while general manager Koby Altman, the architect of this hard-playing and selfless bunch, looked up at the scoreboard in anticipation of a replay. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers toy with Philadelphia 76ers, win third straight to open season, 118-94," 27 Dec. 2020 In the spirit of inspiration and empathy, this unusual year has featured the nurture and growth of selfless acts of kindness and outreach across Howard County. baltimoresun.com, "Letters: Waiting to open schools in Howard County until it’s safe is the right thing to do | READER COMMENTARY," 9 Dec. 2020 Michaels said her son was an amazing person, humble and selfless. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Founder of Detroit-style Pizza Company, Shawn Randazzo, dies at 44," 8 Dec. 2020 His list of selfless and inspirational acts and deeds is too long to recount here, consistently showing up during trial and triumph for family, friends, and fans alike, some of whom were battling the same invisible enemy. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chadwick Boseman Won a Posthumous "Hero" Award," 7 Dec. 2020 Naya was larger than life, a friend to all, hilariously funny, and incredibly selfless. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "The Glee Cast Just Launched a Holiday Fundraiser In Memory of Naya Rivera," 5 Dec. 2020 Prayer is the natural complement to responsible and selfless action in our communities. Washington Post, "Governor resistant to mask mandate draws scathing criticism for declaring ‘day of prayer’," 3 Dec. 2020 The selfless sacrifice recalls San Diego’s truest sports heroes, Ted Williams and Jerry Coleman. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Padres pitcher Craig Stammen honored for support of military, from Afghanistan to Petco Park," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of selfless

1651, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of selfless was in 1651

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21 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Selfless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selfless. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for selfless

selfless

adjective
How to pronounce selfless (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of selfless

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

selfless

adjective
self·​less | \ ˈsel-fləs How to pronounce selfless (audio) \

Kids Definition of selfless

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

Other Words from selfless

selflessly adverb
selflessness noun

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