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philanthropic

[fil-uh n-throp-ik]
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adjective
  1. of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent: a philanthropic foundation.
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Sometimes phil·an·throp·i·cal.

Origin of philanthropic

First recorded in 1780–90; philanthrop(y) + -ic
Related formsphil·an·throp·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·phil·an·throp·ic, adjectivenon·phil·an·throp·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·phil·an·throp·ic, adjectivepseu·do·phil·an·throp·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·phil·an·throp·i·cal·ly, adverbun·phil·an·throp·ic, adjectiveun·phil·an·throp·i·cal·ly, adverb
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philanthropic

philanthropical

adjective
  1. showing concern for humanity, esp by performing charitable actions, donating money, etc
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Derived Formsphilanthropically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for philanthropic

adj.

1789, from French philanthropique (18c.), from Greek philanthropikos (adj.), from philanthropia "humanity, benevolence, kindliness" (see philanthropy). Related: Philanthropical; philanthropically (1787).

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