What does altruist mean?

altruist meaning in General Dictionary

One imbued with altruism opposed to egoist

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  • a person who makes non-profit donations meant to boost man well-being
  • One imbued with altruism; -- opposed to egoist.

altruist meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1842, from French; see altruism + -ist.


altruist - German to English

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altruist meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One imbued with altruism; -- against egoist.


Sentence Examples with the word altruist

A practical theory of ethics seeks to establish a particular moral ideal; if it is an absolute criterion, then the altruist would place first the attainment of that ideal by others, while the egoist would seek it for himself.

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