unselfish


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Synonyms for unselfish

Synonyms for unselfish

willing to give of oneself and one's possessions

without concern for oneself

Antonyms for unselfish

disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others

not greedy

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Throw on your pleasant words, your gentle pressures of the hand, your thoughtful and unselfish deeds.
My fancy, made a little wild by the wind perhaps, would not consent to be all unselfish, either, though I would have persuaded it to be so if I could.
It was bad enough to see the whole boat-load struggling, floundering, sinking in the sea; for selfish eyes (and which of us is all unselfish at such a time?
I was introduced to the young gentleman who was to be my roommate, and found him to be intelligent, cheerful of spirit, unselfish, full of generous impulses, patient, considerate, and wonderfully good-natured.
She felt vaguely the pity of that child deprived of the only love in the world that is quite unselfish.
No human mother could have shown more unselfish and sacrificing devotion than did this poor, wild brute for the little orphaned waif whom fate had thrown into her keeping.
The high object of our mission, the consciousness that it was unselfish and chivalrous, the villainous character of our opponent, all added to the sporting interest of the adventure.
At the present time one of the most satisfactory features of the Christmas and Thanksgiving season at Tuskegee is the unselfish and beautiful way in which our graduates and students spend their time in administering to the comfort and happiness of others, especially the unfortunate.
As for the central figure, Don Quixote himself, in his dignity and generosity, his unselfish ideals, and his fearless devotion to them, he is always heroic and beautiful; and I was glad to find in my latest look at his history that I had truly conceived of him at first, and had felt the sublimity of his nature.
My sister, so unselfish in all other things, had an unwearying passion for parading it before us.
He was in a deplorable but most unselfish state of mind.
I did it to save my friends," returned the head; "and I am glad that I perished in so noble and unselfish a manner.
I believe that some animals love their masters, but I doubt very much if their affection is the outcome of gratitude--a characteristic that is so rare as to be only occasionally traceable in the seemingly unselfish acts of man himself.
What a noble and unselfish love yours has been," she murmured.
In fact, the next, and let us hope the last, burden that I shall be forced to put upon your unselfish friendship will be the finding of employment for me.