a person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to ).
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
1842, from French; see altruism + -ist.
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to ). Animal Behavior. of or relating to behavior by an animal that may be to its disadvantage but that benefits others of its kind, often its close relatives. Historical Examples Selfishly, altruistically, the story was the thing for him to do. To Him […]
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to ). Animal Behavior. of or relating to behavior by an animal that may be to its disadvantage but that benefits others of its kind, often its close relatives. Contemporary Examples The next most popular idea was to give old fur coats to the […]
a city in SW Oklahoma. Historical Examples The following is the first stanza of the Altus which shows the metre. Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum John Healy He wrote an Altus, and is said to have copied 300 books with his own hand. Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys Dugald Butler and Herbert Story Altus: above: applied to […]
one of a series of pearshaped vessels of earthenware or glass, open at both ends and fitted one above the other, for recovering the sublimates produced during sublimation. Historical Examples The first cost is stated to be more than ten times greater than that of an aludel furnace, while the capacity is only 50 per […]