Definition of selflessly in US 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’
    • ‘The security of marriage allows you to experience the joy of selflessly satisfying your partner's needs above your own.’
    • ‘Despite the disgrace, he is selflessly happy that peace has come.’
    • ‘What you give selflessly comes back to you.’
    • ‘Faced with the emergency, people reacted efficiently and selflessly.’
    • ‘The upcoming competition will give them a chance to selflessly win a prize for their community.’
    • ‘We are blessed to honour those who selflessly serve to safeguard our way of life.’
    • ‘He was a wonderful friend and a selflessly obedient servant.’
    • ‘He washes the wounds of the ailing lepers and selflessly serves them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They selflessly pledged themselves to undertake great sacrifices for the cause of their country.’