AskDefine | Define unselfish

Dictionary Definition

unselfish adj
1 not selfish [ant: selfish]
2 not greedy

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Not selfish; selfless; generous; altruistic.
    The man was in an unselfish mood that day, so decided to give a £20 note to the next charity he came across.



not selfish; selfless; generous; altruistic

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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