self-devotion

self-devoted, adj.self-devotedly, adv.self-devotedness, n.
/self"di voh"sheuhn, self'-/, n.
1. intense devotion of oneself to an activity or to a field or profession, as art or science.
2. devotion of oneself to the care or service of another or others; self-sacrifice: Her self-devotion to her sick mother prevented her from finishing college.
[1805-15]

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  • Self-devotion — Self de*vo tion, n. The act of devoting one s self, or the state of being self devoted; willingness to sacrifice one s own advantage or happiness for the sake of others; self sacrifice. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-devotion — [self′di vō′shən] n. devotion of oneself to a cause or to others interests …   English World dictionary

  • self-devotion — /sɛlf dəˈvoʊʃən/ (say self duh vohshuhn) noun devotion of oneself; self sacrifice. –self devotional, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-devotion — self sacrifice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-devotion — n. the devotion of oneself to a person or cause …   Useful english dictionary

  • Self-sacrifice — Self sac ri*fice, n. The act of sacrificing one s self, or one s interest, for others; self devotion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Self-devotement — Self de*vote ment, n. Self devotion. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-de|vo|tion|al — «SEHLF dih VOH shuh nuhl», adjective. characterized by self devotion …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-denial — Synonyms and related words: Albigensianism, Catharism, Franciscanism, Sabbatarianism, Trappism, Waldensianism, Yoga, abnegation, abstaining, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, altruism, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, aplomb, asceticism …   Moby Thesaurus

  • devotion — Synonyms and related words: Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, abandon, adherence, adhesion, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, allegiance, altruism, ardency, ardor, assigned task, attachment, beatification, beatitude, blessedness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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