- Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||unselfish concern for the well-being of others. (Cf. egoism.)
She was motivated by altruism to support several charities.
- benevolence, self-sacrifice
- egoism, egotism, self-seeking
- similar words:
- beneficence, charity, generosity, good will, goodness, kindliness, liberality, magnanimity, philanthropy