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English definition of “altruism”


noun [U]     /ˈæl.tru.ɪ.zəm/
willingness to do things that bring advantages to others , even if it results in disadvantage for yourself: She's not known for her altruism.Virtue and moral good altruist     /-ɪst/ noun [C] People having good qualities
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