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Word of the Day 12/27/20 Public-Spirited

Public-Spirited (adjective)
public-spirited [ puhb-lik-spir-i-tid ]


adjective
1. having or showing an unselfish interest in the public welfare: a public-spirited citizen.

OTHER WORDS FROM PUBLIC-SPIRITED
pub·lic-spir·it·ed·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO PUBLIC-SPIRITED
patriotic, humanitarian, altruistic, charitable, humane, philanthropic, good, beneficent, benevolent, big-hearted, bountiful, eleemosynary, generous, gracious, helpful, kind, kindhearted, liberal, magnanimous, munificent

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Origin: First recorded in 1670–80

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PUBLIC-SPIRITED
These are often charitable and public-spirited, and active in municipal rather than in parliamentary life.
THE LONG WHITE CLOUD|WILLIAM PEMBER REEVES

The best people are on the councils of British towns, incorruptible, public-spirited men, proud of and devoted to their homes.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW CARNEGIE|ANDREW CARNEGIE

He was progressive and public-spirited and did all within his power to further the advancement of his community.
LYMAN'S HISTORY OF OLD WALLA WALLA COUNTY, VOL. 1 (OF 2)|WILLIAM DENISON LYMAN

The Moors were generous and public-spirited, and much given to display.
WOMEN OF THE ROMANCE COUNTRIES (ILLUSTRATED)|JOHN R EFFINGER

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