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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
         [syn: altruism, selflessness] [ant: egocentrism,
         egoism, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.
   [1913 Webster]

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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape, beneficence, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, bigheartedness, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, commitment, consecration, dedication, devotion, disinterest, disinterestedness, do-goodism, flower power, generosity, giving, goodwill, grace, greatheartedness, humaneness, humanitarianism, humanity, humility, largeheartedness, love, love of mankind, modesty, philanthropism, philanthropy, sacrifice, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-devotion, self-effacement, self-forgetfulness, self-immolation, self-neglect, self-neglectfulness, self-renouncement, self-sacrifice, self-subjection, selflessness, unacquisitiveness, unpossessiveness, unselfishness, utilitarianism, welfarism, well-disposedness
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