from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Generous or altruistic.
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- adj. Not selfish; selfless; generous; altruistic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not selfish; not unduly attached to one's own interest; generous; regardful of others.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not greedy
- adj. disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
Tribeca: Liam Neeson is known as an unselfish actor, which worked well with the ensemble cast.
Liam Neeson is known as an unselfish actor, which worked well with the ensemble cast.
The magic of beauty, the instinct of modesty, the naturalness of self-restraint, the idea of unselfish love, the meaning of duty, the feeling for art and poetry, the craving for religious conceptions and emotions -- all these things awake spontaneously in the unspoiled boy or girl at puberty.
This is, I believe, on the whole true, but it is also true that there are grave diseases which attach themselves peculiarly to the unselfish side of our nature, and they are peculiarly dangerous because men, feeling that the unselfish is the virtuous and nobler side of their being, are apt to suffer these tendencies to operate without supervision or control.
You are young, and your riches, to say nothing, "she added in a faltering voice that was somewhat inconsistent with the mischievous smile that played upon her lips," of your kind and simple heart, will secure that which the world would call unselfish affection from one more equal to you, but would always believe was only
Sometimes, Bernhardt thinks she's almost too unselfish, which is somewhat reflected in the team's 5-8 record.
Mr. D'Antoni said Mr. Fields is a "glue guy," the kind of unselfish and well-rounded player who holds a team together.
Oh, dear Lord, you're so "unselfish" that I might have a fainting spell.
Pettersson's later claims for the "unselfish" and collegial ethos of his group. 60 "I thank Elisabeth Kara-Michailova for the zinc sulfide screen,"
They recoil before the concept of national interest and distrust the use of power unless it can be presented as in the service of some "unselfish" cause -- that is to say, as reflecting no specific American national interest.