Definition of "self-sacrificing" [self•-sac•ri•fi•cing]

  • Making, or willing to make, a self-sacrifice. (adjective)
  • Present participle of self-sacrifice. (verb)

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Use "self-sacrificing" in a sentence
  • "Some bloggers have referred to the self-sacrificing group as the Suicide Corps and compared their resolve to that of the Second World War's kamikaze pilots, who boldly took on suicide missions."
  • "In film portrayals of African Americans, by the early 1970s, the sexless and self-sacrificing characters played by Sidney Poitier during the civil rights era had been replaced by hypersexual superheroes who had achieved spectacular wealth by means other than “working for the Man.”"
  • "Proponents of same-sex marriage have justified their demand by presenting homosexual partners as devoted, self-sacrificing, and industrious adults."