Definition of Self-sacrifice

1. Noun. Acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity.

Exact synonyms: Selflessness
Specialized synonyms: Abnegation, Denial, Self-abnegation, Self-denial, Self-renunciation
Generic synonyms: Cooperation
Derivative terms: Selfless



Definition of Self-sacrifice

1. Noun. The giving up of one's own benefit, especially giving up one's life, for the good of others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-sacrifice

self-rescuer
self-rescuers
self-respect
self-respectful
self-respecting
self-restraint
self-retaining catheter
self-right
self-righteous
self-righteously
self-righteousness
self-rising
self-rising flour
self-rule
self-sabotage
self-sacrifice (current term)
self-sacrifices
self-sacrificing
self-same
self-satisfaction
self-satisfied
self-sealing
self-secure
self-seeded
self-seeker
self-seeking
self-selection
self-selections
self-serve
self-service

Literary usage of Self-sacrifice

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1. Graham's Magazine by George R. Graham, Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
"THE SENTIMENT OF self-sacrifice. ... I reverence the beauty and the holiness of the sentiment of self- sacrifice. It is a part of the duty of life. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This imitation expresses itself in good works, in self- sacrifice, in love of suffering, and especially in the practice of the three evangelical counsels of ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"We ask simultaneous action, earnest work, and generous self-sacrifice, at the hands of sister women. With their ardent help, a work will be accomplished so ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... his position in society, the superb self-sacrifice he showed in the pursuit of occult knowledge, and his devotion to high spiritual ideals. ..."

5. Poems by Edward Sandford Martin (1914)
"self-sacrifice OHE said, "I admire and approve you, ^ My intellect's voice is for you; But when you entreat me to love you, I own I 'm at loss what to do. ..."

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