What does altruist mean?

Definitions for altruist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. philanthropist, altruist(noun)

    someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being


  1. altruist(Noun)

    One imbued with altruism;

    This event couldn't have been possible without the efforts of the altruists that helped in their spare time.

  2. Origin: See altruism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Altruist(noun)

    one imbued with altruism; -- opposed to egoist

Anagrams for altruist »

  1. titulars

  2. ultraist


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of altruist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of altruist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ayn Rand:

    The common good of a collective -- a race, a class, a state -- was the claim and justification of every tyranny ever established over men. Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism? Does the fault lie in men's hypocrisy or in the nature of the principle? The most dreadful butchers were the most sincere. The believed in the perfect society reached through the guillotine and the firing squad. Nobody questioned their right to murder since they were murdering for an altruistic purpose. It was accepted that man must be sacrificed for other men. Actors change, but the course of the tragedy remains the same. A humanitarian who starts with the declarations of love for mankind and ends with a sea of blood. It goes on and will go on so long as men believe that an action is good if it is unselfish. That permits the altruist to act and forces his victims to bear it. The leaders of collectivist movements ask nothing of themselves. But observe the results.

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