selfless

[self-lis]
adjective
having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, money, etc.; unselfish.

Origin:
1815–25; self + -less

selflessly, adverb
selflessness, noun
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selfless (ˈsɛlflɪs)
 
adj
having little concern for one's own interests
 
'selflessly
 
adv
 
'selflessness
 
n

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selfless
"devoted to others' welfare or interest and not one's own," 1825, from self. First attested in Coleridge.
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Example sentences
Similar selflessness over the years has taken a heavy toll.
The population flourishes because of the selflessness of a few.
People perform amazing acts of heroism and selflessness.
The essence is knife-sharp pragmatism wedded to soldierly selflessness.
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