Altruist



a person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to ).
Historical Examples

Jerris the First was neither a power-mad dictator nor an altruist, although he had been called both.
The Unnecessary Man Gordon Randall Garrett

To be the altruist, one must first be the egoist (say the philosophers), to give, one must first have.
The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland

I am afraid that I am not enough of an altruist to care so definitely about the morals of a race unborn.
Nonsenseorship G. G. Putnam and Others

If I had your altruist emotional temperament, I should not hesitate for a moment.
Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward

Egoists (with even thinner and weaker voices) denounce Him as an altruist.
Orthodoxy G. K. Chesterton

On our knees the egotist must die, and the altruist be born.
My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year John Henry Jowett

In point of fact, of course, he is no more an altruist than any other healthy mammal.
The American Credo George Jean Nathan

In the pastor Sudermann attempts to paint the altruist in action.
Iconoclasts James Huneker

People have tried to make him out an ordinary philanthropist, or ranked him as an altruist with the scientific and sentimental.
De Profundis Oscar Wilde

But both egoist and altruist are philosophical abstractions.
The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

n.

1842, from French; see altruism + -ist.

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