American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having, exhibiting, or motivated by no concern for oneself; unselfish: "Volunteers need both selfish and selfless motives to sustain their interest” ( Natalie de Combray).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no regard to self; unselfish.
- adj. Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having no regard to self; unselfish.
- adj. showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
- self + -less (Wiktionary)
“The word selfless is an adjective that defines a person who is completely devoted to others welfare or interest and not ones own.”
“First Impression: Angel is described as a selfless, insightful, and meek man with a slight build and dark, good looks.”
“Likewise, we once poured forth of our abundance in selfless sharing with the destitute of the world, obedient to the behest of God to "love one another" and to demonstrate our love by generously giving of our superabundance to those who are bereft of all substance.”
“Karen Perry, of Apache Junction, Ariz., has experienced a series of struggles in recent years and is described as a selfless woman trying to raise her three children, reports CBS Affiliate KPHO.”
“Russell was described as a selfless police officer and a "modern-day hero.”
“OK dad, so that’s what you call selfless love for your children – marrying them to the neighbor’s pet so you can be safe from the witch doctor’s spells.”
“And "selfless" - so did they wish themselves with good reason, all those world-weary cowards and cross-spiders!”
“And "selfless" -- so did they wish themselves with good reason, all those world-weary cowards and cross-spiders!”
“ThatKevinSmith night & morning reading instead: the Twitter feed - where there's been so much enthusiasm & youthful exuberance & zeal for the idea of selfless than a minute ago via webKevinSmith”
“And voters have seen over and over again in stark examples the caliber of far too many so-called selfless people who desire to work on behalf of the public, to represent the little guy, to fight government rules and regulations that are counterproductive and counterintuitive in order to make their small town or big city or industrious state a better place for their constituents to live, work and play.”
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