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philanthropic

or philanthropical

[fil-uh n-throp-ik] /ˌfɪl ənˈθrɒp ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent:
a philanthropic foundation.
Origin of philanthropic
1780-1790
1780-90; philanthrop(y) + -ic
Related forms
philanthropically, adverb
nonphilanthropic, adjective
nonphilanthropical, adjective
pseudophilanthropic, adjective
pseudophilanthropical, adjective
pseudophilanthropically, adverb
unphilanthropic, adjective
unphilanthropically, adverb
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  • During my short stay in Philadelphia on this occasion, I visited several of its prisons, philanthropic institutions, et cet.

  • He had no anxiety concerning the philanthropic craze thereafter.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • But a person shouldn't let squeamishness interfere with philanthropic work, so she answered promptly.

    The White Shield Myrtle Reed
  • He might be a good doctor and a philanthropic one; his visits to this region looked like it.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • In former days the neighbourhood was given over largely to philanthropic and religious institutions.

    Fifth Avenue Arthur Bartlett Maurice
British Dictionary definitions for philanthropic

philanthropic

/ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
showing concern for humanity, esp by performing charitable actions, donating money, etc
Derived Forms
philanthropically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for philanthropic
adj.

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

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