Altruistic : Synonyms and Antonyms


( Adjective )

The altruistic services rendered by Mother Teresa got her the Nobel Peace Prize.


1. Benevolent

2. Charitable

3. Considerate

4. Generous

5. Humanitarian

6. Philanthropic

7. Self-sacrificing

8. Unselfish

Contextual Examples:

You should try to be more charitable to your neighbors.

It was generous of you to share your food with your friends.

Since he is old and sick, doctors say he should be released from prison on humanitarian grounds.

Her work with refugees involved considerable self-sacrificing.


1. Egoistical

2. Egotistical

3. Greedy

4. Mean

5. Self-centered

6. Self-interested

7. Selfish

8. Self-seeking

Contextual Examples:

I had always thought him to be egotistical and attention-seeking.

The starving child looked at the cake with greedy eyes.

When you have children, you have to become less selfish.

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