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philanthropic

[ fil-uhn-throp-ik ]
/ ˌfɪl ənˈθrɒp ɪk /
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adjective

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

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British Dictionary definitions for philanthropic

philanthropic

philanthropical

/ (ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of philanthropic

philanthropically, adverb
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