Altruistically



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 That Hath Leroy Scott

But the girl he saw from the car window—did she also appeal to him altruistically?
The Little Brown Jug at Kildare Meredith Nicholson

The three women fell to wrangling, altruistically, of course, over the two front seats.
What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes

The lieutenant, being young himself, was not so cautiously and altruistically apprehensive.
The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock

adj.

1853, from French altruiste (adj.), from altruisme (see altruism) + -ic.

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