the deliberate pursuit of the interests or welfare of others or the public interest.
Wow, that Steve McGuire really hooked us up on Yankee tickets. Talk about altruism!
#humanitarianism #public spirit #selflessness #social conscience #selfless
by TOUROFAIL September 23, 2009
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The belief that perhaps humans should occasionally give a shit about other humans.

See also: Evolutionary adaptations that precipitate the continuation of life in the universe.
lol, Altruism? Why should I have to pay for someone elses' continued survival? Let natural selection take it's place *lol* (Three-billion years of multicellular evolution for nothing)
#love #empathy #reason #individual #evolution #adaptation #necessity #selfishness
by monopole November 26, 2009
the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others
She has to much altruism.
#kind #caring #giving #unselfish #modist
by Emo Okami November 28, 2008
Not removing from the gene pool (slowly, painfully) all the back-stabbing a-holes in your life.
"That *@#!*%#*! back-stabbed me so bad! He/She is lucky I believe in altruism!"

revenge betrayal mercy backstab benevolent
#mercy #benevolence #charity #revenge #get even #back #stab #back-stab #backstab
by Concupy August 09, 2009
shit that means badasses doing nice things for a while then going back to being cool and black and stuff.
The motorcycle gang was in a state of altruism when they painted the old hookers house but then went back to usual by fucking the old mother fuckin bastard.
#bastard #bitches #nice #motorcycke gang #happy #penis
by iamnotanandrewtard January 15, 2012
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