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altruism


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Altruism  \Al"tru*ism\,  n.  [F.  altruisme  (a  word  of  Comte's),  It 
  altrui  of  or  to  others  fr  L.  alter  another.] 
  Regard  for  others  both  natural  and  moral;  devotion  to  the 
  interests  of  others  brotherly  kindness;  --  opposed  to 
  {egoism}  or  {selfishness}.  [Recent]  --J.  S.  Mill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  altruism 
  n  :  the  quality  of  unselfish  concern  for  the  welfare  of  others 
  [syn:  {selflessness}]  [ant:  {egoism}] 




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