unselfish

adjective
un·self·ish | \ ˌən-ˈsel-fish \

Definition of unselfish 

: not selfish : generous

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Other words from unselfish

unselfishly adverb
unselfishness noun

Examples of unselfish in a Sentence

She's a very unselfish young woman. an unselfish man who spends much of his time helping his community

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That unselfish style of play has permeated through the roster and the players have taken pride in finding joy whenever someone else on the team succeed. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "The Core 4: Pelicans path to second round fueled by play of stars," 24 Apr. 2018 Angela has built up a huge bank of appreciation for her unselfish activities for our community over 15 years. Steve West, Sun-Sentinel.com, "A rally for MAMA | Opinion," 9 July 2018 Their locker room is filled with smart, unselfish, team-first guys. Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com, "Saints don't need Odell Beckham Jr. or the headaches he'd bring," 27 Mar. 2018 This team is so unselfish that the ball usually finds the hot hand. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "4 reasons Final Four-bound Loyola Chicago will win the national championship," 24 Mar. 2018 Jay is unselfish, tireless, and acts with the highest integrity. Houston Chronicle, "Letters to the Editor," 30 June 2018 An unselfish player, Brown is also capable of creating his own shot off the dribble. Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "2018 NBA mock draft: Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic headline loaded class," 13 Mar. 2018 This unselfish style of play became a hallmark of our offense. ... Tim Schwartz, Howard County Times, "Howard senior Felix Knorr faces off as boys lacrosse Player of the Year," 13 June 2018 Stetson is literally one of those refreshing rags-to-riches stories — a true team filled with unselfish coaches and chip-on-their-shoulder players who haven’t been spoiled by the opulence and grandeur of big-time intercollegiate sports. Mike Bianchi, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Stetson Hatters are kicking grass, taking names and chasing dangling carrot of Omaha," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of unselfish

1698, in the meaning defined above

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unselfish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unselfish

: having or showing more concern for other people than for yourself : not selfish

unselfish

adjective
un·self·ish | \ ˌən-ˈsel-fish \

Kids Definition of unselfish

: not selfish

Other words from unselfish

unselfishly adverb
unselfishness noun

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