- of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent: a philanthropic foundation.
Origin of philanthropic
Related Words for philanthropicalaltruistic, beneficent, benign, big, big-hearted, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, chivalrous, compassionate, considerate, eleemosynary, generous, helpful, humane, humanitarian, kindhearted, liberal, magnanimous, philanthropic
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Historical Examples of 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
1789, from French philanthropique (18c.), from Greek philanthropikos (adj.), from philanthropia "humanity, benevolence, kindliness" (see philanthropy). Related: Philanthropical; philanthropically (1787).