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English definition of “public-spirited”

public-spirited

adjective     /ˌpʌb.lɪkˈspɪr.ɪ.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ approving
wanting to help people generally : You pick litter up in the park ? That's very public-spirited of you!Generous and charitableCharity organizations
(Definition of public-spirited adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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