selfless etymology

English word selfless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English self

Detailed word origin of selfless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-less English (eng) Lacking (something); without (something).
self English (eng) (botany) A seedling produced by self-pollination (plural selfs).. (molecular biology, immunology) Any molecule, cell, or tissue of an organism's own (belonging to the self), as opposed to a foreign (nonself) molecule, cell, or tissue (for example, infective, allogenic, or xenogenic).. An individual person as the object of his own reflective consciousness (plural selves).. The subject of [...]
selfless English (eng) Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.

Words with the same origin as selfless

Descendants of -less
breathless clueless countless defenseless fearless flawless hopeless meaningless merciless needless penniless pointless priceless regardless relentless ruthless senseless sleepless thoughtless timeless toothless topless useless wireless