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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An act or instance of generosity or concern for the good of the community.

Usage examples (33)
  • It looks like it might now be a victim of its own public-spiritedness.
  • "Their public-spiritedness reflects enlightened self-interest," Dionne wrote.
  • They are chosen as much for their public-spiritedness as for their academic prowess.
  • In fact, the entire old Ladybird project had an indefinable public-spiritedness about it. for more
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