What does selfless mean?

Definitions for selflessˈsɛlf lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. altruistic, selfless(adj)

    showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others


  1. selfless(Adjective)

    Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.

    In a selfless act of gratitude for saving his mother's life, Peter committed to giving money to his local breast cancer charity each year for the rest of his life.

  2. Origin: self + -less

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selfless(adj)

    having no regard to self; unselfish


  1. Selfless

    Selfless is Godflesh's third studio album. It was released on September 26, 1994, in Europe, and on October 18, 1994, on Earache Records. A video was made for "Crush My Soul".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfless in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ian Baker:

    She's just very caring, very selfless, and we wanted to be selfless, too.

  2. Donald Trump:

    There are no more devoted, selfless people than our Christian brothers in the United States.

  3. Peter Manettas:

    He was an amazing person, a selfless person, a person who always put other people before himself.

  4. Mayana Akbari:

    She's 35, and I'm only 20. She practically raised me since I was a baby, she was a selfless, caring person.

  5. Muhammad Ali Jinnah:

    With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.

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