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altruistic

al·tru·is·tic

altruistic

 
pronunciation:
ael tru I stihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others.
Being an altruistic person, she signed up as a volunteer with an organization that helps the poor.
synonyms:
humanitarian, self-sacrificing, unselfish
antonyms:
egoistic, self-centered, self-seeking, selfish
similar words:
benevolent, big, bighearted, compassionate, generous, good, humane, kindhearted, largehearted, philanthropic, public-spirited
definition 2: performed or given for the benefit of others, without concern for one's own welfare.
Donating money for emergency medical supplies is an altruistic action.Their altruistic efforts were greatly appreciated by the victims of the flood.
synonyms:
benevolent, charitable, generous, kind, unselfish
antonyms:
egoistic, selfish
similar words:
beneficent, bountiful, liberal, magnanimous, munificent
derivation: altruistically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word altruistic contains the following part:
alter, altr Latin root that means other; change