disinterestedness disinterestedness

Definition(s):

  • (n) freedom from bias or from selfish motives

Usage(s):

  1. Occasionally they had backed opposing forces but always with the fine disinterestedness of a French munitions maker.
  2. They have placed the independence of Algeria above all, giving Algerian youth proof of their courage and disinterestedness.
  3. At his best, he has stood for a certain selflessness, a sense of public service, a disinterestedness in the face of brawling passions.

Quotes

  • "Self-government is not an easy thing," Roosevelt said in 1905. "Only those communities are fit for it in which the average individual practices the virtues of self-command, of self-restraint, and of wise disinterestedness."
    on May 23, 2008 By: Theodore Roosevelt Source: The Washington Independent

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