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UNSELFISH

 Dictionary entry overview: What does unselfish mean? 

UNSELFISH (adjective)
  The adjective UNSELFISH has 2 senses:

1. disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
2. not greedy

  Familiarity information: UNSELFISH used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNSELFISH (adjective)


Sense 1unselfish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others

Similar:

public-spirited (showing unselfish interest in the public welfare)

self-denying; self-giving; self-sacrificing (willing to deprive yourself)

self-forgetful (showing lack of self-interest)

sharing (unselfishly willing to share with others)

Also:

altruistic; selfless (showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others)

considerate (showing concern for the rights and feelings of others)

generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)

Antonym:

selfish (concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others)


Sense 2unselfish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not greedy

Similar:

generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)


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