altruistic

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Etymology[edit]

From altruist +‎ -ic. See altruism.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌæl.tɹuˈɪs.tɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæl.tɹuˈɪs.tɪk/
  • (nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˌɑl.tɹuˈɪs.tɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪstɪk

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altruistic (comparative more altruistic, superlative most altruistic)

  1. Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish
    His helping the old woman with her shopping was deemed highly altruistic by everyone, especially since her home was a mile away.

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