altruist altruist


  • (n) someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being

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  1. In the Middle East Nikita Khrushchev posed as an altruist.
  2. When a church needed $13,000, the altruist gave it; when a ministerial student needed funds to complete his education, the altruist supplied them.
  3. He was a political activist, altruist and man of the cloth, but Samuel Stokes' real talent lay in apples.



  1. ...After years of government indifference to viral epidemics, President Bush today called an emergency press conference to launch a federal campaign against the "Human Altruist Virus," which threatens to blight the nation.
    on Apr 4, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Monthly Review

  2. Back in the 1980s, Peter Gzowski described Pattison as "part altruist, part egoist, partly private, part showoff," and nowhere are the contradictions more apparent than here.
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Peter Gzowski Source: Globe and Mail

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