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 Today we are once again reminded of the selfless sacrifices the brave men and women in uniform make. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, "Former Iowa sheriff candidate accused of murdering police sergeant following tense standoff," 11 Apr. 2021 Today we are once again reminded of the selfless sacrifices the brave men and women in uniform make. Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Veteran Iowa State trooper shot and killed in line of duty by barricaded man, officials say," 11 Apr. 2021 That selfless gesture is what came to mind when Ms. Kim was invited by The New York Times’s Culture desk to photograph what love looked like in her world. New York Times, "Seeing Hate, 28 Asian and Asian-American Photographers Focus on Love," 10 Apr. 2021 Tom is himself on and off the field and is selfless beyond the standard measures of high school football players. oregonlive, "Meet some star high school football players the stat sheets often miss: Beyond the Box Scores, Week 5," 9 Apr. 2021 That’s how selfless our team is, it’s that every single night a different player might have an amazing night. oregonlive, "Oregon women’s basketball finally found an identity; how far can the Ducks go in NCAA Tournament?," 26 Mar. 2021 Meghan Markle, my selfless friend, lives her life–and leads by example–with empathy and compassion. Zoe Guy, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams Shares Letter of Support, Acknowledges Racism Following Meghan & Harry's Oprah Interview," 8 Mar. 2021 Companies like Ford and Louis Vuitton were lauded for their quick thinking and selfless strategy of repurposing their factories to help in the mass production of PPE equipment and hand sanitizer. Stephanie Burns, Forbes, "Corporate Social Responsibility Is More Important Than Ever–Here’s How To Ensure Your Company Is Stepping Up," 4 Mar. 2021 Or, with her capacity for selfless love, like a character in a Hans Christian Andersen story. Judith Shulevitz, The Atlantic, "Kazuo Ishiguro’s Radiant Robot," 2 Mar. 2021

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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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15 Apr 2021

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“Selfless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selfless. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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selfless

adjective

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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