What does selflessness mean?

Definitions for selflessness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. altruism, selflessness(noun)

    the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

  2. selflessness, self-sacrifice(noun)

    acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity


  1. selflessness(Noun)

    The quality or state of being selfless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selflessness(noun)

    quality or state of being selfless

Editors Contribution

  1. Selflessness

    It is defined as being concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own. Moreover, it can be defined as having or showing great concern for other people and little or no concern at all for yourself or oneself.

    Emeasoba George


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selflessness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selflessness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thabiso Monkoe:

    The highest form of love is patriotism and selflessness

  2. Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili:

    It will be a park of solidarity, a symbol of our unity, selflessness, and mutual support.

  3. Police Commissioner William Bratton:

    Det. Joseph Lemm epitomized the selflessness we can only strive for: putting his country and city first.

  4. Jennifer Williams:

    It was his selflessness that inspired me to raise a dog for Canine Companions, and that’s when I started raising Ollie.

  5. Lady Nancy Astor:

    Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.

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