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unselfish

un·self·ish

unselfish

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn sel fihsh
part of speech: adjective
definition: apt to share with or sacrifice for others; generous.
She'd inherited the entire estate, but she was unselfish and used the money to help out her castoff brother and her cousins.
synonyms:
altruistic, benevolent, bighearted, generous, greathearted, liberal, openhanded
antonyms:
selfish
similar words:
big, considerate, lavish, magnanimous, munificent, selfless, unsparing
derivations: unselfishly (adv.), unselfishness (n.)