Definition of altruistic in English:



  • Showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.

    ‘it was an entirely altruistic act’
    ‘I question how altruistic his motives were’
    • ‘Humans are far more co-operative and altruistic than any other species.’
    • ‘His benevolent and altruistic nature made him very well known to everyone in the area.’
    • ‘This leadership was perceived as altruistic by the public, and therefore ethical.’
    • ‘Don't be fooled into thinking I do this for altruistic reasons though.’
    • ‘Naturally, a person could be motivated by altruistic considerations to help others in his group.’
    unselfish, selfless, self-sacrificing, self-denying
    considerate, compassionate, kind, decent, noble, public-spirited
    generous, magnanimous, ungrudging, unstinting, charitable, benevolent, beneficent, liberal, open-handed, free-handed, philanthropic, humanitarian
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