altruistic altruistic  /ˌɔl tru ˈɪ stɪk/


  • (adj) showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others


  1. These pay-as-you-can cafes have missions that are unapologetically altruistic call it serving up fare Robin Hood style.
  2. Given the mix of altruistic and self-serving motives, it's not surprising Sarkozy's trip is inspiring as equal measures of hope and suspicion.
  3. For example, someone who would like to be more altruistic can scan their past and know that they didn't like Girl Scouts in elementary school.


  1. Letters to the editor, June 17, 2013

    Let’s face it, people, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is a for-profit operation and is not run by a bunch of caring, altruistic individuals but rather by a corporation run by and for profit.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

  2. Why Modern-Day Whistleblowers Are Millennials

    Twenty-somethings: Educated, narcissistic, altruistic. How Generation Y fits the psychological profile of classic whistleblowers. It's not easy to write about Millennials without sounding like a complete demagogue. Depending on whom you ask, we're either narcisstic or altruistic . We want to save the world , or we want to freeload in our parents' basements . We care about issues like online ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine


  1. "In resolving the Schiavo controversy, it is my judgment that, despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the legislative and executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for...
    on Mar 30, 2005 By: Stanley F. Birch, Jr. Source:

  2. Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral says,"We issued the order because wanted to make sure that nobody is exploited during the transplantation, and that organs are donated only for altruistic purposes. We want to make sure that illegal traffic of...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Esperanza Cabral Source: IMTJ

  3. "No one is doing this for altruistic reasons," says Stern.
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: Andy Stern Source: NBC

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