- of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent: a philanthropic foundation.
Origin of philanthropic
Examples from the Web for philanthropical
I didn't expect any philanthropical business, and I don't give it.
I live thus because I like it, and not from any philosophical or philanthropical standpoint.At Large
Arthur Christopher Benson
At first, as a matter of fact, the thing was quite a philanthropical concern.The Gold Bat
P. G. Wodehouse
I didnt expect any philanthropical business, and I dont give it.The Wayfarers
Mary Stewart Cutting
In doing so we intend, and wish, and strive to be philanthropical.North America, Volume I (of 2)
- showing concern for humanity, esp by performing charitable actions, donating money, etc
Word Origin and History for philanthropical
1789, from French philanthropique (18c.), from Greek philanthropikos (adj.), from philanthropia "humanity, benevolence, kindliness" (see philanthropy). Related: Philanthropical; philanthropically (1787).