- 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.
sacrifice of oneself or one's own interests for the benefit, or the supposed benefit, of others
Sacrifice of one's personal interests or well-being for the sake of others or for a cause.
- The giving up of one's own benefit, especially giving up one's life, for the good of others.
- His brave self-sacrifice won him a posthumous medal, but I think he'd have preferred to receive it in person.