unselfishness

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Generosity
Nouns — unselfishness, generosity, disinterestedness, selflessness, devotion (to others); liberality, liberalism, magnanimity; benevolence; high-mindedness, nobility; impartiality, fairness, lack of prejudice; loftiness of purpose, chivalry, heroism (see courage); altruism, self-denial, -abnegation, or -sacrifice; Good Samaritanism, good works; self-immolation, martyrdom, suttee; labor of love. See giving.
Verbs — be disinterested or generous, make a sacrifice, put oneself in the place of others, do as one would be done by, not have a selfish bone in one's body.
Adjectives — unselfish, disinterested, selfless, benevolent, altruistic; chivalrous, heroic; charitable, liberal, generous, magnanimous, large-hearted, high- or noble-minded; objective; self-denying, self-sacrificing. See benevolence.
Quotation — Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (Bible).
Antonyms, see selfishness.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. disinterestedness, charity, generosity, liberality, openhandedness, philanthropy, altruism, magnanimity, munificence, benevolence, beneficence, helpfulness, self-denial, self-sacrifice, loving-kindness, devotion, self-effacement, incorruptibility, largesse, bounty.
Ant. greed*, selfishness, avarice.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being generous: big-heartedness, bounteousness, bountifulness, free-handedness, generosity, generousness, great-heartedness, large-heartedness, lavishness, liberality, magnanimity, magnanimousness, munificence, openhandedness, unspanngness. See GIVE.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • unselfishness — index benevolence (disposition to do good), charity, consideration (sympathetic regard), disinterest (lack of prejudice), humanity (humaneness) …   Law dictionary

  • unselfishness — altruizmas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Moralinis principas, kuriuo vadovaujantis nesavanaudiškai, aukojant asmeninius interesus, rūpinamasi kitų gerove; aukščiausioji socialinės asmenybės pakopa, žmogaus socialinio… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • unselfishness — altruizmas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Valios nusistatymas savo moraliniu tikslu laikyti kitų gerovę; nesavanaudiškas nusiteikimas. kilmė lot. alter – kitas atitikmenys: angl. altruism; unselfishness vok. Altruismus, m… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • unselfishness — altruizmas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Žmogaus vertybinių orientacijų sistema, kurios svarbiausias dorovinio vertinimo motyvas ir kriterijus yra kito žmogaus arba socialinės bendrijos interesai. kilmė lot. alter – kitas… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • unselfishness — unselfish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not selfish. DERIVATIVES unselfishly adverb unselfishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unselfishness — noun 1. the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others (Freq. 1) rural people show more devotion and unselfishness than do their urban cousins • Ant: ↑selfishness • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • unselfishness — noun see unselfish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unselfishness — See unselfishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • unselfishness — noun The state of being unselfish …   Wiktionary

  • unselfishness — Synonyms and related words: Olympian detachment, bigheartedness, bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, detachment, disinterest, disinterestedness, dispassion, dispassionateness, easy purse strings, free hand, freedom, freehandedness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.