Selfless vs Egotistical - What's the difference?

selfless | egotistical |


As adjectives the difference between selfless and egotistical

is that selfless is having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish while egotistical is tending to talk excessively about oneself.

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

    egotistical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Tending to talk excessively about oneself.
  • Believing oneself to be better and more important than others.
  • Egoistical.
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

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