adverb see altruism

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  • altruistically — altruism ► NOUN 1) unselfish concern for others. 2) Zoology behaviour of an animal that benefits another at its own expense. DERIVATIVES altruist noun altruistic adjective altruistically adverb. ORIGIN from Italian altrui somebody else , from… …   English terms dictionary

  • Altruistically — Altruistic Al tru*is tic, a. [Cf. F. altruiste, a. See {Altruism}..] Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; opposed to {egoistic} or {selfish}. Bain. {Al tru*is tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • altruistically — See altruist. * * * …   Universalium

  • altruistically — adverb Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish; opposed to egoistic or selfish. Syn: philanthropically Ant: misanthropically, egoistically, selfishly …   Wiktionary

  • altruistically — adv. in an altruistic manner, philanthropically, unselfishly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • altruistically — See: altruistic …   English dictionary

  • altruistically — adverb in an altruistic manner he acted selflessly when he helped the old lady in distress • Syn: ↑selflessly • Derived from adjective: ↑selfless (for: ↑selflessly), ↑altruistic …   Useful english dictionary

  • altruistic — altruistically, adv. /al trooh is tik/, adj. 1. unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoistic). 2. Animal Behav. of or pertaining to behavior by an animal that may be to its disadvantage but that benefits… …   Universalium

  • Reciprocal altruism — Diagram showing reciprocal altruism In evolutionary biology, reciprocal altruism is a behaviour whereby an organism acts in a manner that temporarily reduces its fitness while increasing another organism s fitness, with the expectation that the… …   Wikipedia

  • Ethical consumerism — 3R Concepts Waste Disposal Hierarchy Reduce Reuse Recycle Barter Dematerialization Downcycling Dumpster diving Ecod …   Wikipedia

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