As adjectives the difference between selfless and generous
is that selfless
is having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish while generous
is (obsolete) of noble birth.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
(obsolete) Of noble birth.
Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous.
Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed.
- Thank you for your generous words.
Large, more than ample, copious.
- She's been extremely generous with her winnings.
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