philanthropic

  • 1 philanthropic — UK US /ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk/ adjective SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ► giving money to help people who are poor or sick, or to pay for things such as museums or schools that are good for society: »He is known for his philanthropic work for children in Africa.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Philanthropic — Phil an*throp ic, Philanthropical Phil an*throp ic*al, a. [Cf. F. philanthropique.] Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise. {Phil an*throp ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 philanthropic — [fil΄ən thräp′ik] adj. [Fr philanthropique] of, showing, or constituting philanthropy; charitable; benevolent; humane: also philanthropical philanthropically adv. SYN. PHILANTHROPIC implies interest in the general human welfare, esp. as shown in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 philanthropic — I adjective accommodating, almsgiving, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, brotherly, charitable, civic minded, considerate, devoted to others, eleemosynary, free, freehanded, generous, giving …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 philanthropic — 1789, from Fr. philanthropique (18c.), from Gk. philanthropikos (adj.), from philanthropia (see PHILANTHROPY (Cf. philanthropy)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 philanthropic — *charitable, benevolent, humane, humanitarian, eleemosynary, altruistic Analogous words: iiberal, munificent, bountiful, bounteous, open handed, generous: lavish, *profuse, prodigal Antonyms: misanthropic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 philanthropic — [adj] charitable, giving altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benignant, big hearted, bountiful, contributing, donating, eleemosynary, generous, good, gracious, helpful, humane, humanitarian, kind, kindhearted, liberal, magnanimous, munificent,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 philanthropic — [[t]fɪ̱lənθrɒ̱pɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A philanthropic person or organization freely gives money or other help to people who need it. Some of the best services for the ageing are sponsored by philanthropic organizations …

    English dictionary

  • 9 philanthropic — philanthropically, adv. /fil euhn throp ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent: a philanthropic foundation. Also, philanthropical. [1780 90; PHILANTHROP(Y) + IC] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 philanthropic — adjective Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise. Syn: generous, philanthropical, charitable, benevolent, humanitarian, bighearted …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 philanthropic — adj. Philanthropic is used with these nouns: ↑organization …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 philanthropic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. charitable, humanitarian, altruistic, benevolent, public spirited, liberal, bountiful, magnanimous, generous, munificent, beneficent, helpful, humane, kindly, kindhearted, unselfish, giving, civic minded, openhanded,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 philanthropic — phil|an|throp|ic [ˌfılənˈθrɔpık US ˈθra: ] adj a philanthropic person or institution gives money and help to people who are poor or in trouble >philanthropically [ kli] adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 philanthropic — adjective a philanthropic person or institution gives money and help to people who are poor or in trouble philanthropically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 philanthropic — adjective a philanthropic millionaire Syn: charitable, generous, benevolent, humanitarian, public spirited, altruistic, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, bountiful, liberal, generous to a fault, beneficent, caring, compassionate, unselfish,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 philanthropic — philanthropy ► NOUN ▪ the desire to help others, especially through donation of money to good causes. DERIVATIVES philanthropic adjective philanthropically adverb. ORIGIN Greek philanthr pia, from philanthr pos man loving …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 philanthropic — also philanthropical adjective Date: 1789 1. of, relating to, or characterized by philanthropy ; humanitarian 2. dispensing or receiving aid from funds set aside for humanitarian purposes • philanthropically adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 philanthropic — Synonyms and related words: almsgiving, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, bighearted, charitable, contributing, donating, eleemosynary, freehanded, freehearted, generous, giving, good, greathearted, humane, humanitarian, kindhearted,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 philanthropic — phil|an|throp|ic [ ,fılən θrapık ] adjective helping people, especially by giving money to those who need it ╾ phil|an|throp|i|cal|ly [ ,fılən θrapıkli ] adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 philanthropic — phil·an·throp·ic || ‚fɪlÉ™n θrÉ‘pɪk(l) / rÉ’ adj. generous, benevolent; pertaining to charity …

    English contemporary dictionary


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