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philanthropic

[ fil-uh n-throp-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF philanthropic

Synonyms for philanthropic

  • altruistic
  • humanitarian
  • patriotic
  • beneficent
  • benevolent
  • benignant
  • big-hearted
  • bountiful
  • contributing
  • donating
  • eleemosynary
  • generous
  • good
  • gracious
  • helpful
  • humane
  • kind
  • kindhearted
  • liberal
  • magnanimous
  • munificent
  • openhanded
  • public-spirited
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Antonyms for philanthropic

  • misanthropic
  • miserly
  • stingy
  • uncharitable
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PHILANTHROPIC

He had no anxiety concerning the philanthropic craze thereafter.

He might be a good doctor and a philanthropic one; his visits to this region looked like it.

He will not acknowledge any philanthropic side to the question.

"And philanthropic work—you don't care about that," pursued the other.

She was traveled, well-read, philanthropic, and broad-minded.

The most splendid of my philanthropic dreams has taken body.

It contained a communication from the Secretary of the Philanthropic Society.

Paul bowed, not believing a word of this philanthropic speech.

Then the aims of Rosencrux are entirely good and philanthropic?

And hereafter you can do your own philanthropic news gathering.

WORD ORIGIN

1789, from French philanthropique (18c.), from Greek philanthropikos (adj.), from philanthropia "humanity, benevolence, kindliness" (see philanthropy). Related: Philanthropical; philanthropically (1787).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PHILANTHROPIC

altruistic

adjectiveunselfish

bounteous

adjectivegenerous
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