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selfless

self·less

selfless

 
 
pronunciation:
self lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having or showing an unselfish lack of concern for oneself and one's interests.
a selfless act of love
antonyms:
self-centered, selfish
derivations: selflessly (adv.), selflessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word selfless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1