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Princeton's WordNet

  1. altruistic, selflessadjective

    showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others


  1. altruisticadjective

    Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish

    His helping the old woman with her shopping was deemed highly altruistic by everyone, especially since her home was a mile away.

    Etymology: See altruism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Altruisticadjective

    regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; -- opposed to egoistic or selfish

    Etymology: [Cf. F. altruiste, a. See Altruism..]

Editors Contribution

  1. altruistic

    A person who is philanthropic and chooses to use their ability, experience, skills, knowledge, tools, technology or income to contribute to the creation of optimum health, human rights, shared prosperity and unity of all human beings and animals.

    We as human are naturally altruistic and choose to use our ability, experience, knowledge, skills and a portion of our income to support our fellow human beings.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of altruistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of altruistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of altruistic in a Sentence

  1. Ken Meeks:

    First of all, it will probably help you, even if only from the therapy itself. And from an altruistic point of view, anything that moves the science forward will not only help you in the long run, but will help somebody else.

  2. Ashkan Soltani:

    I don't think it's purely altruistic, it allows the company to get out of some of its obligations of moderating or eliminating problematic content.

  3. 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.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    We are emotionally and physically healthier when we are meaningfully engaged with other people. This means engaged with others in compassionate and altruistic ways.

  5. Olivier Giroud:

    I don't feel frustrated. As long as the team wins, I'm happy. I try to open gaps, to play in the build-up. My game is also to play for my team mates, it's my altruistic side, i've given assists for three goals here, but for sure I'd like to score. But if we win without me scoring, I'll be happy with that too.

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  • Frank Armstrong
    an unspoken need to find the nobileness that is missing in the world around you.in this is the world I id like to think could be seen in a forcast...in times to come is not now why is for to come....not the all desired? in wait of arival..so the words wish to say in the ivisibility of a. daydreams thought bow to the sword of things a light would say...my shadows lite. 
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