Adjective "Selfless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own; unselfish.
  1. 'Their history is replete with heroic deeds of selfless devotion and supreme sacrifice over the years.'
  2. 'The winners were chosen for showing bravery in the face of disability, illness or selfless devotion to others.'
  3. 'It's a measure of the selfless charity of the donor that she did not want her name mentioned.'
  4. 'It is a community rather less motivated by tolerance, acceptance and the virtues of selfless denial.'
  5. 'It was suggested last week that the Queen epitomised the spirit of selfless public service.'
  6. 'One of the most brave and unique documentary projects, it leaves you in awe of its selfless creator and his generous family.'
  7. 'They have given an example to all the community by their selfless dedication to any job they undertook to better the area.'
  8. 'Certainly no one should imagine media corporations are suddenly guided by selfless altruism.'
  9. 'The play attracted a large audience among the young, who were greatly moved by Che's selfless heroism.'
  10. 'My desire to acquire a little bit of rented land on which to grow all things green did not arise from a need to be part of this selfless gardening community.'


1. having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, money, etc.; unselfish.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be selfless in ways."

"people can be selfless in delights."

"people can be selfless in commitments."

"works can be selfless."

"devotions can be selfless."

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