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Not civic or selfless, but corrosive, destructive and illegal.

A “good” coach is selfless as a leader and puts the needs of others ahead of his own interests, while an “evil” coach is willing to actively harm others to get what he wants.

He represents the selfless service so many of our armed service members embody, and it’s one of the many reasons he’s put himself in a position to win on Election Day.

The selfless civic engagement we see this season is to be applauded, as fortifying democracy becomes the business of American business.

From Fortune

Officer Leath will be deeply missed for how selfless and caring she was, and Mayor Joe Hogsett ordered the city’s flags to be flown at half-staff in her honor.

Yet Lohse is confident that the reader will take his actions as the fruits of selfless moral courage.

“These medical workers are amazing, such selfless people,” he says.

We celebrate military heroes and selfless individuals who sacrifice their own lives for the good of others.

In fact, our devotion to those ideals has only been strengthened by the selfless heroism we have seen.

The letter closes with noble words of faith and hope from the hot zone where screw-ups are met each day with selfless courage.

He should have that oil of joy for his work, for his high, selfless purposes.

She appears as utterly selfless, as having devoted herself to the will of God as He shall manifest that will.

Thus our aims will have been pure and selfless; each one of us here will have risked all for the sake of an unknown.

There is in every country a number of people who are selfless followers of liberty and who desire to see every country free.

With my greater powers, poured through me for selfless ends by the God of All, I could use force and render him harmless.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to selfless, such as: altruistic, charitable, generous, humanitarian, loving, and magnanimous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.