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altruism

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feelings and behavior that show a desire to help other people and a lack of selfishness
  • charitable acts motivated purely by altruism
  • In one final act of altruism, she donated almost all of her money to the hospital.

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“Altruism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/altruism. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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