1. disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.
    "some may choose to work with vulnerable elderly people out of altruism"
    • zoology
      behaviour of an animal that benefits another at its own expense.
      "reciprocal altruism"
mid 19th century: from French altruisme, from Italian altrui ‘somebody else’, from Latin alteri huic ‘to this other’.
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some may choose to work with vulnerable elderly people out of altruism.
the legal profession's projection of an image of altruism.
reciprocal altruism.
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Laguages Translations
Arabic (NOUN)الإيثار
Bangla পরার্থ
Bosnian (Latin) altruizam
Bulgarian (NOUN)алтруизъм
Cantonese (Traditional) 利他主義
Catalan (NOUN)altruisme
Chinese Simplified 利他 主义
Chinese Traditional 利他 主義
Croatian (NOUN)altruizam
Czech (NOUN)altruismus
Danish (NOUN)altruisme, uselviskhed
Dutch (NOUN)altruïsme, onbaatzuchtigheid
Filipino altruismo
Finnish (NOUN)altruismi, epäitsekkyys
French (NOUN)altruisme
German (NOUN)Altruismus, Uneigennützigkeit, Nächstenliebe
Greek (NOUN)αλτρουισμός, αυταπάρνησης
Hebrew (NOUN)זולתנות, אלטרואיזם
Hindi (NOUN)परोपकारिता
Hungarian (NOUN)önzetlenség, altruizmus
Indonesian (NOUN)altruisme
Italian (NOUN)altruismo
Japanese (NOUN)利他, 利他主義
Korean 애 타 주의
Latvian (NOUN)altruisms
Lithuanian (NOUN)Altruizmas
Malay (Latin) dalam altruisme
Maltese altruwiżmu
Norwegian Bokmål altruisme
Persian نوع دوستی
Polish (NOUN)altruizm
Portuguese (NOUN)altruísmo
Querétaro Otomi altruismo
Romanian (NOUN)altruismul
Russian (NOUN)альтруизм
Serbian (Cyrillic) алтруизам
Serbian (Latin) altruizam
Slovak (NOUN)altruizmus
Slovenian (NOUN)altruizem
Spanish (NOUN)altruismo
Tamil பிறநலம்
Telugu ఆల్టట్రూలిజం
Thai เว็บอิสลามเฮ้าส์
Turkish (NOUN)Diğerkâmlık, fedakarlık
Ukrainian (NOUN)альтруїзму
Urdu ایثار
Vietnamese lòng vị tha
Welsh allgaredd
Yucatec Maya altruismo
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