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Gorillas are almost altruistic in nature. There's very little if any 'me-itis.' When I get back to civilization, I'm always appalled by 'me, me, me.'
Dian Fossey

Meaning of "altruistic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALTRUISTIC

altruistic  [ˌæltrʊˈɪstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALTRUISTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Altruistic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ALTRUISTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

altruistic

Altruism

Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions and secular worldviews, though the concept of "others" toward whom concern should be directed can vary among cultures and religions. Altruism or selflessness is the opposite of selfishness. Altruism can be distinguished from feelings of loyalty. Pure altruism consists of sacrificing something for someone other than the self with no expectation of any compensation or benefits, either direct, or indirect. Much debate exists as to whether "true" altruism is possible. The theory of psychological egoism suggests that no act of sharing, helping or sacrificing can be described as truly altruistic, as the actor may receive an intrinsic reward in the form of personal gratification. The validity of this argument depends on whether intrinsic rewards qualify as "benefits." The term altruism may also refer to an ethical doctrine that claims that individuals are morally obliged to benefit others.

Definition of altruistic in the English dictionary

The definition of altruistic in the dictionary is practising altruism; unselfish. Other definition of altruistic is designed to benefit other people rather than oneself.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALTRUISTIC


atheistic
ˌeɪθɪˈɪstɪk
Averroistic
ˌævərəʊˈɪstɪk
casuistic
ˌkæzjʊˈɪstɪk
deistic
diːˈɪstɪk
egoistic
ˌiːɡəʊˈɪstɪk
expressionistic
ɪkˌsprɛʃ ənˈɪstɪk
humoristic
ˌhjuːmərˈɪstɪk
hylozoistic
ˌhaɪləzəʊˈɪstɪk
jingoistic
ˌdʒɪŋɡəʊˈɪstɪk
meroistic
ˌmerəʊˈɪstɪk
mutualistic
ˌmjuːtʃʊəlˈɪstɪk
panoistic
ˌpænəʊˈɪstɪk
pantheistic
ˌpænθɪˈɪstɪk
polytheistic
ˌpɒlɪθiːˈɪstɪk
sensationalistic
sɛnˌseɪʃənəlˈɪstɪk
shamanistic
ˌʃeɪmənˈɪstɪk
soloistic
ˌsəʊləʊˈɪstɪk
Taoistic
ˌtaʊˈɪstɪk
terroristic
ˌtɛrərˈɪstɪk
touristic
tʊərˈɪstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALTRUISTIC

alto
alto clef
alto horn
alto sax
alto saxophone
alto-relievo
alto-rilievo
altocumuli
altocumulus
altogether
altoist
Alton Towers
altostrati
altostratus
altrices
altricial
Altrincham
altruism
altruist
altruistically

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALTRUISTIC

anachronistic
artistic
autistic
ballistic
characteristic
deterministic
domestic
futuristic
holistic
linguistic
logistic
minimalistic
optimistic
probabilistic
realistic
sadistic
simplistic
statistic
stylistic
synergistic
unrealistic

Synonyms and antonyms of altruistic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ALTRUISTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «altruistic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of altruistic

Translation of «altruistic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALTRUISTIC

Find out the translation of altruistic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of altruistic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «altruistic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

利他
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

altruista
570 millions of speakers

English

altruistic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परोपकारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الإيثار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

альтруистическое
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

altruísta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কল্যাণময়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

altruiste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Altruistic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

altruistisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

利他的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이타
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Altruistic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự vị tha
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொதுநல
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नि: स्वार्थी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

özgecil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

altruistico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

altruistyczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

альтруїстичне
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

altruist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλτρουιστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

altruïstiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

altruistiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

altruistiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of altruistic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALTRUISTIC»

The term «altruistic» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.254 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALTRUISTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about altruistic

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10 QUOTES WITH «ALTRUISTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word altruistic.
1
Mortimer Adler
We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others.
2
Jo Ann Davis
We benefit from doing nothing, from going out to play, from giving from the heart and spending time in nature. Most of all we benefit from having healthy, strong, and loving relationships with other people and from exercising the altruistic parts of ourselves.
3
Dian Fossey
Gorillas are almost altruistic in nature. There's very little if any 'me-itis.' When I get back to civilization, I'm always appalled by 'me, me, me.'
4
Walton Goggins
'The Portrait of Dorian Grey' beautifully articulates how the altruistic part of ourselves clashes with our essentially narcissistic state.
5
Andrew Mason
One of the things I realized... is how few success stories there are in websites or products or businesses that exist primarily for an altruistic purpose.
6
Ingrid Newkirk
Elephants have the largest brains of any mammal on the face of the Earth. They are creative, altruistic and kind.
7
John Ridley
If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet.
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Hanna Rosin
Evolutionary psychology tells us that men, especially powerful men, feel invincible and entitled to spread their seed, and that women can't resist the scent of masculine power. Women, by contrast, are said to be more altruistic and collaborative, seeking power so that they can share it with others.
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Michael Shermer
I say you don't need religion, or political ideology, to understand human nature. Science reveals that human nature is greedy and selfish, altruistic and helpful.
10
Rebecca Solnit
It's not that bad things never happen. But there's a pattern in which most people are calm, resourceful, altruistic, and they improvise emergency systems that work really well - whether it's getting the babies out of a collapsed hospital or putting together a community kitchen to feed everybody for the next few months.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALTRUISTIC»

Discover the use of altruistic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to altruistic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Altruistic Personality: Rescuers Of Jews In Nazi Europe
Samuel Oliner, a Holocaust survivor who has interviewed more than 700 European rescuers and nonrescuers, provides some surprising answers in this compelling work.
Samuel P. Oliner, 1992
2
The Altruistic Imagination: A History of Social Work and ...
He concludes by examining the turning point faced by the social work profession in the 1980s, indicated by a return to casework and a withdrawal from social policy concerns.
John Ehrenreich, 1985
3
The Altruistic Species: Scientific, Philosophical, and ...
In The Altruistic Species, Andrew Michael Flescher and Daniel L. Worthen explore these questions through the lenses of four disciplinary perspectives—biology, psychology, philosophy, and religion.
Andrew Michael Flescher, Daniel L. Worthen, Daniel Worthen, 2007
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Altruistic Reveries: Perspectives from the Humanities and ...
A notable feature of the volume is that the various authors have not `talked past' one another. Although each is a specialist in his field, the papers are accessible to those in other fields, and to non-specialists.
Basant K. Kapur, Kim-Chong Chong, 2002
5
Gender Differences in Altruistic Citizenship Behaviors in a ...
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between gender and altruistic citizenship behaviors in a work place setting.
Stacey Einziger, 2008
6
Altruistic Behavior: An Inquiry Into Motivation
many extreme conditions can prevent altruistic activity along with all other activity. Examples of these extreme conditions include the absence of any persons, or the absence of the ability to act. The absence of these conditions should therefore ...
Paul S. Penner, 1995
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Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and ...
With Comeuppance, William Flesch delivers the freshest, most generous thinking about the novel since Walter Benjamin wrote on the storyteller and Wayne C. Booth on the rhetoric of fiction.
William Flesch, 2007
8
Separating Altruistic and Egoistic Motives for Helping: An ...
This research examined Agreeableness and altruistic and egoistic motives for helping.
Meara M. Habashi, 2008
9
Theory and Practice of Nursing: An Integrated Approach to ...
tions of the selfish gene in that he contends the gene is the fundamental unit of evolution, while Landsberg makes the point that there is a need for large numbers of the population to have the altruistic gene if the human race is to survive.
Lynn Basford, Oliver Slevin, 2003
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Where Is My Place in This World: From Egotistical to ...
This book focuses on questions like: Is psychology the new spirituality, how ego can create distractions, why do we need to learn in life and would all the learning do for us, how to distinguish the ego from the higher self, how to self ...
Roya Rad, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALTRUISTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term altruistic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Metro Denver mayors, homeless advocates offer affordable-rental …
... their civic nature," he said, adding that a series of economic incentives are also being put in place to sweeten the more altruistic arguments. «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
2
Social media monitoring: Yes for terrorism but clear no for marketing
Kiwis are apparently an altruistic bunch, with a new Unisys study showing that most of us are happy for our publicly available social media ... «NetGuide NZ, Jul 15»
3
Laramie company receives small business award
“Frankly, it's not entirely altruistic. We may get a teaming partner to do work with,” Marcott said. Laramie residents may recognize the work ... «Casper Star-Tribune Online, Jul 15»
4
MITCHELL WALLIN: Physician-assisted suicide in D.C. more …
For the vulnerable patient pushed by financial or altruistic arguments, the right to physician-assisted suicide quickly becomes the duty to die. «Washington Times, Jul 15»
5
How have we fallen so far?
We know that subtle political forces are extracting our wealth and crushing our liberties under altruistic pretenses. Political power in the United ... «Personal Liberty Digest, Jul 15»
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Runaway Fest Is a Music Festival Booked Entirely By High Schoolers
For Dylan Thinnes of the band Slow Hollows, referred to as the "mad scientist" by Morin, the reasoning is less altruistic. "I'm really excited ... «Noisey, Jul 15»
7
GET A LIFE: Caring is good for your heart
Doctors found that when we dwell on more altruistic actions, heart rates slow, and levels of the disease fighting chemical immunoglobulin A ... «Wicked Local Wareham, Jul 15»
8
11 Times The Summer Heat Turned You Into April Ludgate Of 'Parks …
... a hotter than normal temperature mixed in with some solid humidity can transform even the most altruistic person into someone more sinister. «Bustle, Jul 15»
9
Microsoft Anchors Minecraft Strategy to Education
"Minecraft seems a quite different game and Microsoft seems -- gasp -- truly altruistic in their intentions," Kroll told TechNewsWorld. Microsoft ... «TechNewsWorld, Jul 15»
10
To Volunteer
When you volunteer your time to a charity or an altruistic activity, your self-worth and self-respect improve dramatically. Volunteering just plain ... «SCVNEWS.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Altruistic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/altruistic>. Jul 2020 ».
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