As adjectives the difference between giving and selfless
is that giving
is having the tendency to give; generous while selfless
is having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.
As a verb giving
As a noun giving
is the act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
- ''These bright surfaces are sprayed with a fine spray of ink, thus giving them an even surface.' - First Usenet use via Google Groups, fa.human-nets, 6 May 1981 0359-EDT, Gary Feldman at CMU-10A
having the tendency to give; generous
- To become like Christ involves everything else: becoming a loving and giving person, having confidence enabling you to be vulnerable (psychologically and physically; Jesus did both), having the wisdom to see people's needs and the desire to meet them. - net.flame - 26 Mar 1984 by Jeff Sargent
The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
A gift; a benefaction.
The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.
- (Alexander Pope)
- Upon the first giving of the weather.
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.