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Meaning of CHARITABLE

Pronunciation:  'charitubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust"
  2. [adj]  showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"
  3. [adj]  relating to or characterized by charity; "a charitable foundation"
 

CHARITABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, kind, kindly, philanthropic, sympathetic
 
 Antonyms: uncharitable
 
 See Also: generous, good

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Char"i*ta*ble\, a.[F. See {Charity}.]
1. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind.

         Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . . . . . I
         will speak to thee.                   --Shak.

2. Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on the best
   side, and to avoid harsh judgment.

3. Liberal in benefactions to the poor; giving freely;
   generous; beneficent.

         What charitable men afford to beggars. --Shak.

4. Of or pertaining to charity; springing from, or intended
   for, charity; relating to almsgiving; eleemosynary; as, a
   charitable institution.

5. Dictated by kindness; favorable; lenient.

         By a charitable construction it may be a sermon.
                                               --L. Andrews.

Syn: Kind; beneficent; benevolent; generous; lenient;
     forgiving; helpful; liberal; favorable; indulgent.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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