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Meaning of ALTRUISTIC

Pronunciation:  `altroo'istik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
 

ALTRUISTIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: selfless
 
 Antonyms: egoistic
 
 See Also: unselfish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al`tru*is"tic\, a. [Cf. F. altruiste, a. See
{Altruism}..]
Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; -- opposed to
{egoistic} or {selfish}. --Bain. -- {Al`tru*is"tic*al*ly},
adv.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: almsgiving, beneficent, benevolent, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, committed, consecrated, considerate, dedicated, devoted, disinterested, eleemosynary, freehearted, generous, good, greathearted, humane, humanitarian, humble, kind, largehearted, liberal, magnanimous, modest, noble-minded, open-handed, philanthropic, sacrificing, self-abasing, self-abnegating, self-abnegatory, self-denying, self-devoted, self-effacing, self-forgetful, self-immolating, selfless, self-neglectful, self-neglecting, self-renouncing, self-sacrificing, self-unconscious, unacquisitive, unpossessive, unpretentious, unselfish, unsparing of self, welfare, welfare statist, welfarist
 

 

 

 

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