Search Result for "charitable":
1. relating to or characterized by charity;
- Example: "a charitable foundation"
2. full of love and generosity;
- Example: "charitable to the poor"
- Example: "a charitable trust"
3. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity;
- Example: "was charitable in his opinions of others"
- Example: "kindly criticism"
- Example: "a kindly act"
- Example: "sympathetic words"
- Example: "a large-hearted mentor"
[syn: charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Charitable \Char"i*ta*ble\, a. [F. See Charity.] 1. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind. [1913 Webster] Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . . . . . I will speak to thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on the best side, and to avoid harsh judgment. [1913 Webster] 3. Liberal in benefactions to the poor; giving freely; generous; beneficent. [1913 Webster] What charitable men afford to beggars. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Of or pertaining to charity; springing from, or intended for, charity; relating to almsgiving; eleemosynary; as, a charitable institution. [1913 Webster] 5. Dictated by kindness; favorable; lenient. [1913 Webster] By a charitable construction it may be a sermon. --L. Andrews. Syn: Kind; beneficent; benevolent; generous; lenient; forgiving; helpful; liberal; favorable; indulgent. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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