- of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent: a philanthropic foundation.
Origin of philanthropic
Examples from the Web for philanthropically
The conversation had been purely a needy friend and a philanthropically inclined woman.Gargoyles
I pledge you, my friend; our last glass shall be philanthropically quaffed,—'All fools, and may their money soon be parted!'Paul Clifford, Complete
They are in evil case, and you are philanthropically anxious to assist them.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. II (of 2)
Eliza Lynn Linton
He was a delightful specimen of an uncle, too, for he would spend his money philonepotically as well as philanthropically.Fragments of an Autobiography
If an opportunity be given them to influence society they will no doubt exercise it philanthropically.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study
- showing concern for humanity, esp by performing charitable actions, donating money, etc
Word Origin and History for philanthropically
1789, from French philanthropique (18c.), from Greek philanthropikos (adj.), from philanthropia "humanity, benevolence, kindliness" (see philanthropy). Related: Philanthropical; philanthropically (1787).