Part of speech: noun

Disinterested benevolence.

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Usage examples "altruism":

  1. 29. Should the same standards of altruism obtain in the relations of nations as in those of individuals? - "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.
  2. I must get that part of me off in my journal, but a book about- Altruism? - "Man and Maid", Elinor Glyn.
  3. It conveyed the isolated solemnity of a force that does not depend for its reality on human conceptions or practical altruism. - "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.