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Definition of Altruistic

Altruistic

  1. Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; -- opposed to egoistic or selfish.
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.
Mortimer Adler

The problem with comedy audiences - it's like the Coliseum - when they see someone struggling, they don't feel altruistic towards them. They feel slightly repulsed by it.
Jo Brand

Elephants have the largest brains of any mammal on the face of the Earth. They are creative, altruistic and kind.
Ingrid Newkirk

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.
John Ridley

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.
Hanna Rosin

Altruistic Translations

altruistic in Spanish is altruista
altruistic in Swedish is altruistisk

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