Word of the day

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ALTRUISTIC
Adjective
DEFINITION

Unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoistic); charitable acts motivated purely by altruism

Examples
We should not cast suspicion on altruistic people and organizations dedicated to improving the lot of people in need.
A threatened calf might share some genes with the rescuer, making the apparently altruistic act of saving it somewhat self-interested.
Evolutionary biology suggests our natural genetic instinct is to behave in an altruistic and supportive way if someone is being attacked.

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