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[ˈɔːltɹuːˌɪzəm], [ˈɔːltɹuːˌɪzəm], [ˈɔː_l_t_ɹ_uː_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]

Synonyms for Altruism:

benevolence (noun)

beneficence, benevolence, bountifulness, charity, compassion, generosity, good will, humanitarianism, kindness, magnanimity, motherliness, munificence, neighborliness, philanthropy, unselfishness.

generosity (noun)

bigness, charitableness, freeness, goodwill, graciousness, greatheartedness, greatness, hospitableness, hospitality, largess.

philanthropy (noun)

public spirit.

Other synonyms and related words:

agape, attention, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignancy, benignity, bigheartedness, bounty, brotherly kindness, brotherly love, caritas, chivalrous spirit, chivalry, clemency, commitment, concern for others, consecration, consideration, dedication, delicacy, devotion, diplomacy, disinterest, disinterestedness, do-goodism, elevation, exaltation, flower power, giving, goodness, grace, heroism, humaneness, humanity, humility, indulgence, kindheartedness, kindliness, largeheartedness, lenience, lenity, liberalism, liberality, loftiness of purpose, love, love of mankind, modesty, philanthropism, public-spiritedness, renunciation, sacrifice, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-devotion, self-effacement, self-forgetfulness, self-immolation, self-neglect, self-neglectfulness, self-renouncement, self-sacrifice, self-subjection, selflessness, social conscience, sublimity, sympathy, tenderheartedness, thoughtfulness, tolerance, toleration, unacquisitiveness, understanding, universal fraternity, unpossessiveness, unselfish, utilitarianism, welfarism, well-disposedness.

Quotes for Altruism:

  1. I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one. Aneurin Bevan.
  2. Let us try to teach generosity and altruism because we are born selfish. Richard Dawkins.
  3. Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism Katherine Fullerton Gerould.