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Definition of "public-spiritedness" []

  • The quality or character of being public-spirited; a disposition to act with energy for the public interest or advantage; a willingness to make sacrifices of private interest for the public good. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "public-spiritedness" in a sentence
  • "And in Gabby -- in Gabby, we see a reflection of our public-spiritedness; that desire to participate in that sometimes frustrating, sometimes contentious, but always necessary and never-ending process to form a more perfect union."
  • "That public-spiritedness is waiting to be harnessed and led by good men and women who, in words I'll explain in a moment, have passion not for themselves but for America."
  • "And, in the nature of public-spiritedness, this also allows an opportunity for the CBF to spread the fútbol arte gospel to fans who count the nation of Pelé, Rivelino, Socrates, Eder, Ronaldo, Cafu and Kaká as their second side."