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noun as in unselfish concern

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The altruism these three companies express is not driven by profits, but it could have a positive effect on their bottom lines.

The reason she joined the trial in the first place was altruism, and a sense of contributing to the quest for vaccines, rather than her own possible early access to a shot, she said.

We often see examples of altruism and people living together.

An fMRI experiment examining the neural bases of altruism found that when people gave to charities, brain areas associated with pleasure and social attachment were activated—something known as the “warm glow” effect.

Stories about altruism, culture, fashion history, sustainability and ethical production became top topics that readers were reading and searching for.

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And the men, of course, cannot always, or probably even usually, be acting out of altruism.

He believes brain chemistry undermines his sense of free will and personhood and that psychology explains away love and altruism.

Of course, Ford was motivated more by self-interest than by altruism.

But following Black Hawk Down, it became clear that international altruism could be costly.

The Ant and the Peacock is about two disagreements between Darwin and Wallace: altruism and sexual selection.

This country reaps the benefit of this first step in altruism based on the highest Christian and democratic doctrines.

He made no concessions to any man; pity and altruism were not in his vocabulary.

Charity, kindness, altruism, all the gentler emotions—I foreswore them.

The new Klan, in its great piety and altruism denies that it has an initiation fee at all.

On this basis sufficient inspiration for personal righteousness and altruism is afforded by the world's need of just these things.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to altruism, such as: benevolence, humanitarianism, kindness, selflessness, charity, and generosity.

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