self-sacrifice [self′sak′rə fīs΄]
sacrifice of oneself or one's own interests for the benefit, or the supposed benefit, of others

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  • self-sacrifice — 1711 (implied in self sacrific d), from SELF (Cf. self) + SACRIFICE (Cf. sacrifice). Related: self sacrificing …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-sacrifice — n [U] when you decide not to do or have something you want or need, in order to help someone else ▪ several years of hard work and self sacrifice >self sacrificing adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Self-sacrifice — Self sac ri*fice, n. The act of sacrificing one s self, or one s interest, for others; self devotion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-sacrifice — ► NOUN ▪ the giving up of one s own interests or wishes in order to help others or advance a cause. DERIVATIVES self sacrificial adjective self sacrificing adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-sacrifice — noun uncount the behavior of someone who chooses not to have or do something they want in order to help other people ╾ ,self sacrificing adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-sacrifice — index philanthropy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-sacrifice — N UNCOUNT Self sacrifice is the giving up of what you want so that other people can have what they need or want. I thanked my parents for all their self sacrifice on my behalf …   English dictionary

  • self-sacrifice — noun the self sacrifice of these young men and women is indeed admirable Syn: self denial, selflessness, unselfishness; self discipline, abstinence, asceticism, abnegation, self deprivation, moderation, austerity, temperance, abstention …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • self-sacrifice — noun The giving up of ones own benefit, especially giving up ones life, for the good of others. His brave self sacrifice won him a posthumous medal, but I think hed have preferred to receive it in person …   Wiktionary

  • self-sacrifice — self sacrificer, n. self sacrificial /self sak reuh fish euhl, self /, adj. self sacrificing, adj. self sacrificingly, adv. self sacrificingness, n. /self sak reuh fuys , self /, n. sacrifice of one s interests, desires, etc., as for duty or the… …   Universalium

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