- Self-sacrifice is giving up something you want or something you desire for the greater good or to help others.
An example of self-sacrifice is when you go without your morning latte so you can donate that amount of money to charity instead.
self-sacrifice definition by Webster's New World
sacrifice of oneself or one's own interests for the benefit, or the supposed benefit, of others
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- self-sacrificing adjective
self-sacrifice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Sacrifice of one's personal interests or well-being for the sake of others or for a cause.
- selfˈ-sacˈri·ficˌing adjective