Definition of altruistic
- altruistic acts/motives
- a generous and altruistic person
- Yet many of the most important institutions in our society—the fine arts, NGOs, humanitarian charities—depend on the generosity of wealthy citizens with altruistic impulses.
- —Jonathan Kay
- The evolutionary theory of kin selection requires that social animals recognize their relatives so that altruistic behavior can be displayed preferentially toward kin.
altruisticallyplay \ˌal-trü-ˈis-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
- … one of the first researchers to begin to solve the paradox of how the evolutionary struggle to survive and reproduce could give rise to creatures that never reproduce and spend their lives altruistically helping others to survive.
- —Carol Kaesuk Yoon