Selfless vs Beneficent - What's the difference?

selfless | beneficent |


As adjectives the difference between selfless and beneficent

is that selfless is having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish while beneficent is given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.

selfless

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.
  • In a selfless act of gratitude for saving his mother's life, Peter committed to giving money to his local breast cancer charity each year for the rest of his life.

    Derived terms

    * selflessness

    beneficent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.
  • Synonyms

    * generous * beneficient

    Antonyms

    * maleficent