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phil·an·throp·ic

 (fĭl′ən-thrŏp′ĭk) also phil·an·throp·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or marked by philanthropy or charitable assistance. See Synonyms at benevolent.

phil′an·throp′i·cal·ly adv.

philanthropic

(ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk) or

philanthropical

adj
showing concern for humanity, esp by performing charitable actions, donating money, etc
ˌphilanˈthropically adv

phil•an•throp•ic

(ˌfɪl ənˈθrɒp ɪk)

also phil`an•throp′i•cal,



adj.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent.
[1780–90]
phil`an•throp′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.philanthropic - generous in assistance to the poorphilanthropic - generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"
charitable - full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust"
2.philanthropic - of or relating to or characterized by philanthropy; "a philanthropic society"

philanthropic

philanthropic

adjective
Of or concerned with charity:
Translations
خَيْري، إنْساني
dobročinnýfilantropický
filantropiskvelgørende
čovjekoljubivfilantropski
emberbaráti
mannúîarfullur
filantropický
insancıliyiliksever

philanthropic

[ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk] ADJfilantrópico

philanthropic

[ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk] adjphilanthropique

philanthropic(al)

adjmenschenfreundlich; person also, organizationphilanthropisch (geh)

philanthropic

[ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk] adjfilantropico/a

philanthropy

(fiˈlanθrəpi) noun
love for mankind, usually as shown by money given to, or work done for, other people. He shows his philanthropy by helping people who have been in prison.
philanthropic (filənˈθropik) adjective
giving money or other help etc to others. a philanthropic person; a philanthropic act.
phiˈlanthropist noun
a philanthropic person.
References in classic literature ?
The Society of the Little Sisters" (this was a religiously-patriotic, philanthropic institution) "was going splendidly, but with these gentlemen it's impossible to do anything," added Countess Lidia Ivanovna in a tone of ironical submission to destiny.
And there had come a reason quite irrespective of Dorothea, which seemed to make a journey to Middlemarch a sort of philanthropic duty.
But to teach the Negro to do skilful work, as men of all the races that have risen have worked,--responsible work, which IS education and character; and most of all when Negroes so teach Negroes to do this that they will teach others with a missionary zeal that puts all ordinary philanthropic efforts to shame,--this is to change the whole economic basis of life and the whole character of a people.
cried Laurie, resolving, with a glow of philanthropic zeal, to found and endow an institution for the express benefit of young women with artistic tendencies.
And so Pierre was delighted with his visit to his estates and quite recovered the philanthropic mood in which he had left Petersburg, and wrote enthusiastic letters to his "brother-instructor" as he called the Grand Master.
The 'Memoirs of an Alcoholic,'" I sneered--or, rather, John Barleycorn sneered; for he sat with me there at table in my pleasant, philanthropic jingle, and it is a trick of John Barleycorn to turn the smile to a sneer without an instant's warning.
I confess that I have hitherto indulged very little in philanthropic enterprises.
The Swiss journalist adverted to these philanthropic bequests in terms of extravagant eulogy.
Disconnect me in your mind at once from all philanthropic notions
A stout gentleman, with pompous and philanthropic whiskers, went stolidly by, the broad of his back sneering at the girl.
Tell you what I'll do, Joe,"--this with a burst of philanthropic impulsiveness and a confidential lowering of voice,--"seein's it's you, and I wouldn't do it for anybody else, I'll reduce it to five cents.
If I had had breath enough, I should certainly have protested against this indecent way of speaking of an eminent philanthropic character.