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: feelings and behavior that show a desire to help other people and a lack of selfishness

Full Definition of ALTRUISM

:  unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
:  behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species
al·tru·ist al\-trü-ist\ noun
al·tru·is·tic \ˌal-trü-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Examples of ALTRUISM

  1. A few skimpy corporate pensions were paid, but they were offered as much as departure incentives designed to promote business efficiency as expressions of altruism. —W. Andrew Achenbaum, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2006