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synonyms for altruistic

  • charitable
  • humanitarian
  • magnanimous
  • philanthropic
  • Robin Hood
  • all heart
  • benevolent
  • big
  • big-hearted
  • bleeding heart
  • considerate
  • generous
  • good
  • good scout
  • human
  • humane
  • kind
  • openhanded
  • self-sacrificing
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antonyms for altruistic

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  • stingy
  • uncharitable
  • selfish
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How to use altruistic in a sentence

Because while chimps can be altruistic, they’re responding to the immediate emotion.
JANE GOODALL REVEALS WHAT STUDYING CHIMPANZEES TEACHES US ABOUT HUMAN NATURESIGAL SAMUELJULY 23, 2021VOX
It feels dangerous, in a way, to throw all this altruistic effort at existential risk mitigation and probably do nothing, when you know that you could’ve done all this good for near-term causes.
HOW TO BE A GOOD ANCESTORSIGAL SAMUELJULY 2, 2021VOX
Our evolved psychology has altruistic elements that can ideally combine with reason to enable us to live up to such inclusive and egalitarian ideals.
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Nothing about the trial prevents people from seeking a vaccination on their own, but she views participating as a way to contribute to history — an altruistic impulse that scientists running the trial said they are depending on.
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While it is perhaps not surprising that highly social species like elephants and primates routinely help their kith and kin, what is truly eye-opening is how often these altruistic impulses cross species lines.
EYE-OPENING ACTS OF EMPATHY IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOMRICHARD SCHIFFMANAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One of his great sayings is, “Selfish individuals outcompete altruistic individuals, but altruistic groups outcompete selfish groups.”
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In one manipulation, for instance, they thought they could make the peg-turning task less boring by telling participants that there was an altruistic angle.
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Evolutionary theorists argue that altruistic behavior is a survival trait, much like eating or having sex.
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He essentially showed exactly what you predict, which is that people feel less warm toward people who are extremely moral and altruistic.
WE ADMIRE THESE DO-GOODERS. WE JUST DON’T WANT TO DATE THEM.SIGAL SAMUELDECEMBER 4, 2020VOX
You have been altruistic, Dr. Marmion; I fear critical people would say that you meddled.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
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WORDS RELATED TO ALTRUISTIC

  • altruistic
  • beneficial
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • benignant
  • big-hearted
  • charitable
  • favorable
  • generous
  • good
  • helpful
  • humanitarian
  • kind
  • propitious
  • useful
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