Charitable vs Selfless - What's the difference?

charitable | selfless |


As adjectives the difference between charitable and selfless

is that charitable is pertaining to charity while selfless is having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.

charitable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to charity.
  • Kind, generous.
  • Having a purpose or character of a charity.
  • Synonyms

    * eleemosynary

    Derived terms

    * charitable organization * charitable purpose

    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