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 Dictionary entry overview: What does altruism mean? 

  The noun ALTRUISM has 1 sense:

1. the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

  Familiarity information: ALTRUISM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

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Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


altruism; selflessness

Hypernyms ("altruism" is a kind of...):

unselfishness (the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others)


egoism (concern for your own interests and welfare)

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