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altruismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈæl·truˌɪz·əm/
the ​attitude of ​caring about ​others and doing ​acts that ​help them ​although you do not get anything by doing those ​acts: Nobody ​believes those ​people are ​donatingmoney to the president’s ​partypurely out of altruism.
altruistic
adjective  us   /ˌæl·truˈɪs·tɪk/
altruistic ​motives
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