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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
3. Moral Conditions
 
942. Disinterestedness.
 
  
NOUN:DISINTERESTEDNESS &c. adj.; generosity; liberality, liberalism; altruism; benevolence [See Benevolence]; elevation, loftiness of purpose, exaltation, magnanimity; chivalry, chivalrous spirit, heroism, sublimity.
  SELF-DENIAL, self-abnegation, self-sacrifice, self-devotion, self-immolation, self-control (resolution) [See Resolution]; stoicism, devotion; martyrdom, suttee.
  labor of love.
  [COMPARISONS] Good Shepherd, Good Samaritan, Bishop Bienvenu [Victor Hugo], Great Heart.
  
VERB:BE DISINTERESTED &c. adj.; make a sacrifice, lay one’s head on the block; put oneself in the place of others, do as one would be done by, do unto others as we would men should do unto us.
  
ADJECTIVE:DISINTERESTED, unselfish, self-denying, self-sacrificing, self-devotional.
  MAGNANIMOUS, noble-minded, high-minded; princely, handsome, great, high, elevated, lofty, exalted, spirited, stoical, great-hearted, large-hearted; generous, liberal; chivalrous, heroic, sublime.
  unbought, unbribed; uncorrupted (upright) [See Probity].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Non vobis solum.
  2. Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.—Browning
  3. A courage terrible to see, And mercy for his enemy.—Masefield
  4. Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might; Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, pass’d in music out of sight.—Tennyson

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