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altruism | altruistic | altruist

altruism altruistic altruist
Meaning
willingness to do things for others
  • How to Memorize
    • altruism - generosity
  • Analysis

    ‘Altruism’ refers to feelings or actions that show an unselfish regard for others, even if it brings disadvantage to oneself. It is usually a deeply held principle or core moral practice of an individual. For that reason, such actions are not based on friendship, family ties, or loyalty, but merely on a moral obligation to be of benefit to others in the world.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsbenevolencemagnanimityselflessness,
    Antonymsavariceegocentrism, individualism,
  • Example(s)
    1. I fully expect Claire to keep all the bonus money for herself. She’s not known for her altruism.

    2. To restore the country’s standing in the world, we should take a more altruistic approach to foreign policy.

    3. Tom is an altruist, which is why he volunteers to work as an NGO in that developing country, despite the dangers.



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