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Princeton's WordNet

  1. altruistic, selflessadjective

    showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

Wiktionary

  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.

  2. Etymology: See altruism.

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  1. altruistic

    Altruistic refers to a behavior or attitude that is characterized by selflessness, kindness, and genuine concern for the well-being of others over one's own self-interest or personal gain. It involves acting out of care and compassion without expecting anything in return.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Altruisticadjective

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

  2. 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. truistical

  2. ultraistic

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Numerology

  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. Gawain Kripke:

    There is someone, a shareholder or management or an owner, who is literally making profit out of this humanitarian, altruistic motive on the part of everybody else involved. The optics aren’t that great.

  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. Gawain Kripke:

    There is someone, a shareholder or management or an owner, who is literally making profit out of this humanitarian, altruistic motive on the part of everybody else involved. The optics aren't that great.

  4. Melissa Jacobs:

    They just sort of gloss over things to make it seem as if everybody is this wonderful, altruistic person.

  5. Ayn Rand:

    Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive.

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  • Frank Armstrong
    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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