altruist

[ al-troo-ist ]
/ ˈæl tru ɪst /

noun

a person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoist).

Nearby words

  1. altostratus,
  2. altrices,
  3. altricial,
  4. altrincham,
  5. altruism,
  6. altruistic,
  7. altus,
  8. alu,
  9. aludel,
  10. alula

Origin of altruist

1865–70; < French altruiste; see altruism, -ist

Related formshy·per·al·tru·ist, noun

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Word Origin and History for altruist

altruist

n.

1842, from French; see altruism + -ist.

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