When you're being selfless, you're thinking of other people before yourself. Selfless is the opposite of selfish.

If you're selfless, you think less about your self, and more about others — you're generous and kind. Being selfless is similar to being altruistic — another word for giving to others without looking for personal gain. If you give time, money, or things to other people without expecting something in return, that's selfless. Most people would agree that the world would be a better place if there were more selfless behavior.

Definitions of selfless
  1. adjective
    showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
    synonyms: altruistic
    disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
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    egocentric, egoistic, egoistical, self-centered, self-centred
    limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
    self-absorbed, self-involved
    absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc
    concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
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