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Definition of "selfless" [self•less]

  • Having, exhibiting, or motivated by no concern for oneself; unselfish: "Volunteers need both selfish and selfless motives to sustain their interest” ( Natalie de Combray). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "selfless" in a sentence
  • "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."