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al·tru·ism

 (ăl′tro͞o-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.
2. Zoology Instinctive behavior that is detrimental to the individual but favors the survival or spread of that individual's genes, as by benefiting its relatives.

[French altruisme, probably from Italian altrui, someone else, from Latin alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

al′tru·ist n.
al′tru·is′tic adj.
al′tru·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.altruist - someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-beingaltruist - someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
Translations

altruist

[ˈæltrʊɪst] Naltruista mf

altruist

nAltruist(in) m(f)
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Tech developer Daden and Altruist Enterprises, which runs mental health and stress workshops for employers and schools, are working with the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and the Ministry of Defence on the initiative.
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There are prophetic sermons and political dialogues, clear ideas as well as opaque thoughts, vested organization and altruist leagues, realists'companies and dreamers' clubs all would have been there but with a fixed price tag.
Much of the evidence comes from the authors' combined twenty years of travel and experience in Malawi and the plethora of stories, personal relationships, and interviews with Malawians, students, colleagues, Western altruist "donors," AIDS industry employees, volunteers, and "brokers." The authors also make use of various family and health survey data, bureaucratic documents and reports, and even literature from NGOs and church groups operating in the country.
'In light of the philosophy of Shaheed Hakim Muhammed Saeed, we aim to reinforce our education programs and make them more dynamic, practical and altruist and ones that are in accordance with contemporary international standards,' Dr.
AUDREY IS IN TUNE WITH AMELIE FRENCHCANADIAN stage and screen star Audrey Brisson, right, is to play the iconic altruist Amelie Poulain in the UK's first musical adaptation of the 2001 film.
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