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philanthropic

[fil-uh n-throp-ik] /ˌfɪl ənˈθrɒp ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent:
a philanthropic foundation.
Also, philanthropical.
Origin
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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Examples for philanthropic
  • He also unveiled proposals to help school districts recruit good teachers and to promote philanthropic giving to nonprofit groups.
  • In general, a high proportion of supposedly philanthropic giving goes to gratifying people's egos rather than to helping the poor.
  • To me this an example of philanthropic money wisely spent.
  • Few of these non-profits are philanthropic in the sense of old money.
  • We were curious, too, just what he would say about his role in establishing a philanthropic template for later generations.
  • We've not pulled back on advertising or philanthropic efforts, even though that is the natural tendency.
  • Meanwhile, as the skateboard king hits middle age, he hopes to leave a philanthropic legacy.
  • If they choose to do so because they feel a moral obligation, it should be viewed as a philanthropic act.
  • In that period he also took part in many civic and philanthropic activities.
  • Lopez said his mother also inspired that first philanthropic gesture, when he won the prize money.
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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