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CHARITABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does charitable mean? 

CHARITABLE (adjective)
  The adjective CHARITABLE has 3 senses:

1. relating to or characterized by charity
2. full of love and generosity
3. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

  Familiarity information: CHARITABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHARITABLE (adjective)


Sense 1charitable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characterized by charity

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

a charitable foundation

Pertainym:

charity (an activity or gift that benefits the public at large)


Sense 2charitable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Full of love and generosity

Context examples:

charitable to the poor / a charitable trust

Similar:

beneficent; benevolent; eleemosynary; philanthropic (generous in assistance to the poor)

Also:

generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)

Antonym:

uncharitable (lacking love and generosity)


Sense 3charitable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

Synonyms:

good-hearted; kindly; large-hearted; openhearted; benevolent; charitable; sympathetic

Context examples:

was charitable in his opinions of others / kindly criticism / a kindly act / sympathetic words / a large-hearted mentor

Similar:

kind (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior)


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