Definition of selflessly in English:



  • In a way that is concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own.

    ‘a woman who worked selflessly to help her community’
    ‘a leader selflessly devoted to democratic ideals’
    • ‘Despite the disgrace, he is selflessly happy that peace has come.’
    • ‘They selflessly pledged themselves to undertake great sacrifices for the cause of their country.’
    • ‘He was a wonderful friend and a selflessly obedient servant.’
    • ‘The security of marriage allows you to experience the joy of selflessly satisfying your partner's needs above your own.’
    • ‘He washes the wounds of the ailing lepers and selflessly serves them.’
    • ‘Faced with the emergency, people reacted efficiently and selflessly.’
    • ‘Whether you're rafting a river or hiking atop a glorious mountain, we know you'll enjoy the beauty that nature so selflessly offers us.’
    • ‘What you give selflessly comes back to you.’
    • ‘We are blessed to honour those who selflessly serve to safeguard our way of life.’
    • ‘The upcoming competition will give them a chance to selflessly win a prize for their community.’