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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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British Dictionary definitions for philanthropical

philanthropic

/ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
showing concern for humanity, esp by performing charitable actions, donating money, etc
Derived Forms
philanthropically, adverb
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