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unselfish

[uhn-sel-fish] /ʌnˈsɛl fɪʃ/
adjective
1.
not selfish; disinterested; generous; altruistic.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; un-1 + selfish
Related forms
unselfishly, adverb
unselfishness, noun
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unselfish

/ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃ/
adjective
1.
not selfish or greedy; generous
Derived Forms
unselfishly, adverb
unselfishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un selfish

unselfish

adj.

1690s, from un- (1) "not" + selfish. Cf. Danish uselvisk, Swedish osjälfvisk. Related: Unselfishly; unselfishness.

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