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synonyms for unselfish

  • generous
  • noble
  • self-effacing
  • selfless
  • altruistic
  • benevolent
  • charitable
  • chivalrous
  • denying
  • devoted
  • disinterested
  • extroverted
  • helpful
  • humanitarian
  • incorruptible
  • indulgent
  • liberal
  • loving
  • magnanimous
  • open-handed
  • self-forgetting
  • self-sacrificing
See also synonyms for: unselfishly / unselfishness
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antonyms for unselfish

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  • greedy
  • selfish
  • uncharitable
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How to use unselfish in a sentence

When Albert Einstein wrote an obituary for Emmy Noether in 1935, he described her as a “creative mathematical genius” who – despite “unselfish, significant work over a period of many years” – did not get the recognition she deserved.
EMMY NOETHER FACED SEXISM AND NAZISM – 100 YEARS LATER HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO RING THEORY STILL INFLUENCE MODERN MATHLGBTQ-EDITORJULY 15, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
He’s so unselfish that he will defer, but we need him to be the guy that he can be.
AN AGGRESSIVE KEMBA WALKER COULD TURN AROUND BOSTON’S SEASONJAMES L. JACKSONMARCH 24, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Coach Scott Brooks praised his team for its unselfish offense.
AT LAST, WIZARDS GET THEIR FIRST WIN BY CRUISING TO A ROUT OF THE TIMBERWOLVESAVA WALLACEJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You can see how dangerous we are when we’re just being unselfish, learning where everybody is at and making plays for each other.
MARYLAND WOMEN COME BACK STRONG WITH CONVINCING WIN OVER ARKANSASKAREEM COPELANDNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
She’s an unselfish player, wants you to do well, and that’s what makes her special.
A’JA WILSON WAS BENCHED IN COLLEGE. NOW SHE’S AN MVP.DOROTHY J. GENTRYSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
They run a ton of their offense through a highly unselfish, plodding big man and a guard who runs really, really hot and cold.
WE COULD HAVE WATCHED RAPTORS-CELTICS GAME 6 ALL DAYCHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 10, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Bailey was the most unselfish man I ever knew; the readiest to help others.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Another glimpse of d'Arthez is as the unselfish friend of Marie Gaston, a young poet of his stamp, but "effeminate."
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Thus the first rule for a graceful manner is unselfish consideration of others.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Mrs Trevor and Fanny, themselves filled with grief, still used all their unselfish endeavours to comfort their dear boys.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
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WORDS RELATED TO UNSELFISH

  • considerate
  • cooperative
  • friendly
  • generous
  • handy
  • helpful
  • hospitable
  • kind
  • neighborly
  • obliging
  • on deck
  • on tap
  • polite
  • unselfish
  • user friendly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.