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char·i·ta·ble

 (chăr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Generous in giving money or other help to the needy: "found her way to a charitable family, the kind who take in babies left on their front porch" (Rachel Simon).
b. Of, for, or concerned with charity: a charitable donation. See Synonyms at benevolent.
2.
a. Lenient or forbearing in judging others.
b. Characterized by lenient or forbearing judgment: a charitable interpretation of the politician's remarks.

char′i·ta·ble·ness n.
char′i·ta·bly adv.

charitable

(ˈtʃærɪtəbəl)
adj
1. generous in giving to the needy
2. kind or lenient in one's attitude towards others
3. concerned with or involving charity
ˈcharitableness n
ˈcharitably adv

char•i•ta•ble

(ˈtʃær ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. generous in gifts to aid the indigent, ill, homeless, etc.
2. kindly or lenient in judging people.
3. of or concerned with charity: a charitable institution.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French]
char′i•ta•ble•ness, n.
char′i•ta•bly, adv.
syn: See generous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.charitable - relating to or characterized by charity; "a charitable foundation"
2.charitable - full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
uncharitable - lacking love and generosity; "all pious words and uncharitable deeds"- Charles Reade
3.charitable - showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"

charitable

adjective
1. benevolent, liberal, generous, lavish, philanthropic, bountiful, beneficent He made large donations to numerous charitable organizations.
benevolent mean, stingy, ungenerous

charitable

adjective
1. Of or concerned with charity:
2. Not strict or severe:
3. Concerned with human welfare and the alleviation of suffering:
Translations
خَيْريمُحْسِن، مُتَصَدِّق، مُتَرَفِّق
charitativnídobročinnýšlechetný
godgørendevelgørende
jótékonysági
góîgerîar-góîgjarn
hayır işleriyle uğraşansevecenyardımsever

charitable

[ˈtʃærɪtəbl] ADJ
1. (= helping needy) [organization, society, institution, donation] → benéfico
charitable trustfundación f benéfica
to have charitable statustener categoría de organización benéfica
charitable workobras fpl benéficas, obras fpl de beneficiencia
2. (= kindly) [person, deed, gesture] → benévolo, caritativo; [remark, view] → comprensivo
to be charitable to sbmostrarse benévolo con algn
to take a charitable view of sthtener una visión comprensiva de algo, adoptar un punto de vista comprensivo sobre algo

charitable

[ˈtʃærɪtəbəl] adj
[event] → de bienfaisance; [institution] → caritative; [deed] → de charité
(= not unkind) → charitable
To be charitable, I suppose they meant well
BUT Pour être indulgent, je dirais qu'ils pensaient bien faire.

charitable

adjmenschenfreundlich, gütig; (= dispensing charity) trust, organizationWohltätigkeits-, karitativ; (= financially generous, tolerant)großzügig; thought, remark etcfreundlich; to have charitable statusals gemeinnützig anerkannt sein; a charitable deedeine gute Tat; he wasn’t very charitable about his bosser äußerte sich nicht gerade schmeichelhaft über seinen Chef; I’m feeling charitable today, here’s £5ich habe heute meinen sozialen Tag, hier hast du £ 5; to take a charitable view of somethingetw milde betrachten

charitable

[ˈtʃærɪtəbl] adj (organization, society) → filantropico/a, di beneficenza; (person) → caritatevole; (deed) → buono/a, di carità, caritatevole; (remark, view) → indulgente, caritatevole

charity

(ˈtʃӕrəti) plural ˈcharities noun
1. kindness (especially in giving money to poor people). She gave clothes to the gypsies out of charity.
2. an organization set up to collect money for the needy, for medical research etc. Many charities sent money to help the victims of the disaster.
ˈcharitable adjective
1. (negative uncharitable) kind.
2. of a charity. a charitable organization.
ˈcharitably adverb

charitable

a. caritativo-a.
References in classic literature ?
So taught by love and sorrow, Jo wrote her little stories, and sent them away to make friends for themselves and her, finding it a very charitable world to such humble wanderers, for they were kindly welcomed, and sent home comfortable tokens to their mother, like dutiful children whom good fortune overtakes.
Should all the above business be seasonably got through with, he might attend the meeting of a charitable society; the very name of which, however, in the multiplicity of his benevolence, is quite forgotten; so that this engagement may pass unfulfilled, and no great harm done.
He really did this in not only a civil but a really kind and charitable way.
Now when these poor sun-burnt mariners, bare-footed, and with their trowsers rolled high up on their eely legs, had wearily hauled their fat fish high and dry, promising themselves a good 150 pounds from the precious oil and bone; and in fantasy sipping rare tea with their wives, and good ale with their cronies, upon the strength of their respective shares; up steps a very learned and most Christian and charitable gentleman, with a copy of Blackstone under his arm; and laying it upon the whale's head, he says -- Hands off
This fine old robber-knight was a devoutly and sincerely religious man, hospitable, charitable to the poor, fearless in fight, active, enterprising, and possessed of a large and generous nature.
They were not exactly popular favorites, but they did receive certain undesirable morsels from the more charitable housewives.
Master Thomas was one of the many pious slaveholders who hold slaves for the very charitable purpose of taking care of them.
Though now the middle of December, there had yet been no weather to prevent the young ladies from tolerably regular exercise; and on the morrow, Emma had a charitable visit to pay to a poor sick family, who lived a little way out of Highbury.
Why, in defiance of every precept and principle of this house, does she conform to the world so openly--here in an evangelical, charitable establishment--as to wear her hair one mass of curls?
Dean, it will be a charitable deed to tell me something of my neighbours: I feel I shall not rest if I go to bed; so be good enough to sit and chat an hour.
Fortified by these sound principles, enlightened by the stores of written information in my commercial library, I have ranged through the population for years past, and have raised my charitable crops with the most cheering success.
But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that -- as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.