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public-spirited

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Motivated by or exhibiting devotion to the public welfare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having personal motivation toward the betterment of the public.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having, or exercising, a disposition to advance the interest of the community or public.
  • adj. Dictated by a regard to public good.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or exercising a disposition to promote the interest or advantage of the community; disposed to make private sacrifices for the public good: as, a public-spirited citizen.
  • Dictated by or based on regard for the public good: as, a public-spirited measure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing unselfish interest in the public welfare

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