self-sacrificing

self-sacrifice

[self-sak-ruh-fahys, self-]
noun
sacrifice of one's interests, desires, etc., as for duty or the good of another.

Origin:
1795–1805

self-sacrificer, noun
self-sacrificial [self-sak-ruh-fish-uhl, self-] , adjective
self-sacrificing, adjective
self-sacrificingly, adverb
self-sacrificingness, noun
unself-sacrificial, adjective
unself-sacrificially, adverb
unself-sacrificing, adjective
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self-sacrifice
 
n
the sacrifice of one's own desires, interest, etc, for the sake of duty or for the well-being of others
 
self-'sacrificing
 
adj
 
self-'sacrificingly
 
adv

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self-sacrifice
1711 (implied in self-sacrific'd), from self + sacrifice (q.v.).
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