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charitable Explained

charitable at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


charitable at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 relating to giving help to the poor: → uncharitable// charity// --charitable groups// --a charitable donation//
2 kind and sympathetic in the way you judge people: --a charitable view of his actions// -- charitably adv //

charitable at French => English Of Explained:


charitable at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "charitable":
accommodating, almsgiving, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent,
benign, bighearted, bleeding, bountiful, clement, commiserative,
compassionate, complimentary, condolent, considerate, costless,
easy, eleemosynary, expenseless, for free, for love, for nothing,
forbearant, forbearing, forgiving, free, free as air,
free for nothing, free gratis, free of charge, free of cost,
freebie, freehearted, generous, gentle, giftlike, given, good,
gratis, gratuitous, greathearted, helpful, human, humane,
humanitarian, indulgent, kind, kindhearted, kindly, largehearted,
lenient, liberal, long-suffering, magnanimous, melting, merciful,
munificent, obliging, on the house, open-handed, patient,
philanthropic, pitying, public-spirited, ruthful, soft,
softhearted, sympathetic, sympathizing, tender, tenderhearted,
thoughtful, tolerant, tolerating, unbought, understanding,
unpaid-for, unselfish, unsparing, untaxed, warmhearted, welfare,
welfare statist, welfarist, well-disposed, well-meaning,
without charge

charitable at French => English Of Explained:

weichend [apvaiçənt]

charitable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 connected with a charity or charities:
a charitable institution / foundation / trust * a charitable donation / gift * (BrE) to have charitable status (= to be an official charity)
2 helping people who are poor or in need:
His later years were devoted largely to charitable work.
3 kind in your attitude to other people, especially when you are judging them:
Let's be charitable and assume she just made a mistake.
charitably adverb:
Try to think about him a little more charitably.

Charitable at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Charitable \Char"i*ta*ble\, a.[F. See {Charity}.]
1. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind.

Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . . . . . I
will speak to thee. --Shak.

2. Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on the best
side, and to avoid harsh judgment.

3. Liberal in benefactions to the poor; giving freely;
generous; beneficent.

What charitable men afford to beggars. --Shak.

4. Of or pertaining to charity; springing from, or intended
for, charity; relating to almsgiving; eleemosynary; as, a
charitable institution.

5. Dictated by kindness; favorable; lenient.

By a charitable construction it may be a sermon.
--L. Andrews.

Syn: Kind; beneficent; benevolent; generous; lenient;
forgiving; helpful; liberal; favorable; indulgent.

charitable at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: relating to or characterized by charity; "a charitable
2: full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a
charitable trust" [ant: {uncharitable}]
3: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and
generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others";
"kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words";
"a large-hearted mentor" [syn: {kindly}, {sympathetic}, {large-hearted}]

charitable at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: audio » en-us-charitable.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: suffix » charity|able


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Pertaining to charity.
    1. Kind, generous.
    2. Having a purpose or character of a charity.


      * eleemosynary

      Derived terms

      * charitable organization

  • charitable purpose


    Inter: trans-top » pertaining to charity
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|благотворителен
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|dobročinný|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: hyväntekeväisyys-
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|благотворительный|tr=blagotvorítel'nyj|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » kind, generous
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|щедър
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hyväntahtoinen
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|wohltätig, Inter: t+ » de|großzügig

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|милосердный|tr=milosérdnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|щедрый|tr=ščédryj|sc=Cyrl
  • Tamil: வள்ளல் (vaLLal)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » having a purpose or character of a charity
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|dobročinný|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|благотворительный|tr=blagotvorítel'nyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: caritatif

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    From Inter: suffix » charité|able|lang=fr


    * Inter: audio » Fr-charitable.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-adj-m » f
  • charitable (all senses)

  • Translation: et » charitable
    Translation: el » charitable
    Translation: es » charitable
    Translation: fr » charitable
    Translation: ko » charitable
    Translation: io » charitable
    Translation: it » charitable
    Translation: kn » charitable
    Translation: hu » charitable
    Translation: mg » charitable
    Translation: my » charitable
    Translation: pl » charitable
    Translation: fi » charitable
    Translation: sv » charitable
    Translation: ta » charitable
    Translation: te » charitable
    Translation: vi » charitable
    Translation: zh » charitable