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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]


Relating to or characterized by charity

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

a charitable foundation


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

Sense 2charitable [BACK TO TOP]


Full of love and generosity

Context examples:

charitable to the poor / a charitable trust


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


generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)


uncharitable (lacking love and generosity)

Sense 3charitable [BACK TO TOP]


Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity


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


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

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