Adjective "altruistic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.
  1. 'I question how altruistic his motives were'
  2. 'Don't be fooled into thinking I do this for altruistic reasons though.'
  3. 'Humans are far more co-operative and altruistic than any other species.'


1. unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoistic).

2. Animal Behavior. of or relating to behavior by an animal that may be to its disadvantage but that benefits others of its kind, often its close relatives.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be altruistic to relatives."

"people can be altruistic to others."

"people can be altruistic to herses."

"behaviours can be altruistic."

"motives can be altruistic."

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