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

phil′an·throp′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk) or


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


(ˌfɪl ənˈθrɒp ɪk)

also phil`an•throp′i•cal,

of, pertaining to, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent.
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"



Of or concerned with charity:
خَيْري، إنْساني


[ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk] ADJfilantrópico


[ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk] adjphilanthropique


adjmenschenfreundlich; person also, organizationphilanthropisch (geh)


[ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk] adjfilantropico/a


(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 ?
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 what worthier candidate, --more wise and learned, more noted for philanthropic liberality, truer to safe principles, tried oftener by public trusts, more spotless in private character, with a larger stake in the common welfare, and deeper grounded, by hereditary descent, in the faith and practice of the Puritans,--what man can be presented for the suffrage of the people, so eminently combining all these claims to the chief-rulership as Judge Pyncheon here before us?
The Swiss journalist adverted to these philanthropic bequests in terms of extravagant eulogy.
The very name assumed by his host of Monte Cristo and again repeated by the landlord of the Hotel de Londres, abundantly proved to him that his island friend was playing his philanthropic part on the shores of Piombino, Civita-Vecchio, Ostia, and Gaeta, as on those of Corsica, Tuscany, and Spain; and further, Franz bethought him of having heard his singular entertainer speak both of Tunis and Palermo, proving thereby how largely his circle of acquaintances extended.
He has a philanthropic motive for coming to smoke his cigar in our porch on summer evenings; he says he does it to kill the earwigs amongst the roses, with which insects, but for his benevolent fumigations, he intimates we should certainly be overrun.
The former cast one admiring glance from north to south, and sank his face again beneath the folds of his coat; while the latter contemplated, with philanthropic pleasure, the prospect of affluence and comfort that was expanding around him; the result of his own enterprise, and much of it the fruits of his own industry.
Believe me, they are not only natural, they are philanthropic and virtuous.
One of its lessons, for instance, might be, that it behooves men, and especially men of benevolence, to consider well what they are about, and, before acting on their philanthropic purposes, to be quite sure that they comprehend the nature and all the relations of the business in hand.
In New York, for many years past, every new movement, philanthropic, municipal or artistic, had taken account of his opinion and wanted his name.
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.
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.
Dressed in plum-colored velveteen, with short, gray hair, and a face that seemed permanently flushed with philanthropic enthusiasm, she was always in a hurry, and always in some disorder.