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"Unselfish" is an adjective which is often translated as "desinteresado", and "selfish" is an adjective which is often translated as "egoísta". Learn more about the difference between "unselfish" and "selfish" below.
unselfish(
uhn
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sehl
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fihsh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. desinteresado
Giving up his spot on the lifeboat was the most unselfish act he ever committed.Renunciar a su sitio en el bote salvavidas fue el acto más desinteresado que haya realizado.
b. generoso
My art teacher in high school was an unselfish person who would do anything to help her students.Mi profesora de arte en el colegio era una persona generosa que hacía lo que fuera para ayudar a sus alumnos.
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selfish(
sehl
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fihsh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (self-centered)
a. egoísta
She's so selfish, she doesn't care about anyone else but herself.Es tan egoísta que se preocupa única y exclusivamente de sí misma.
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