Whatever the reason, no altruistic motive is readily apparent.
We are hip to your covert, altruistic acts, but there are many close to you who will be floored by your stealthy, saintly ways.
I often say jokingly that a truly selfish person must be altruistic!
It remains unclear whether the interest is altruistic or self-aggrandizing, humane or prurient, psychopathic or admirable.
The next most popular idea was to give old fur coats to the homeless, an altruistic act to be sure.
This choice again may not be wholly one of selfish calculation; some altruistic feeling may be involved.
They have no high-falutin, altruistic ideas of improving the Boche.
In no respect was it more so than in the genesis of the altruistic emotions.
It was altruistic he knew, gentle he was sure, educational he was positive.
But, dear, I may come to see it through your eyes and in the light of this altruistic dog fancier.