quasi charitable


generous in donations or gifts to relieve the needs of indigent, ill, or helpless persons, or of animals: a charitable man giving much money to feed the poor.
kindly or lenient in judging people, acts, etc.: charitable in his opinions of others.
pertaining to or concerned with charity: a charitable institution.

1300–50; Middle English < Old French, equivalent to charit(e) charity + -able -able

charitableness, noun
charitably, adverb
noncharitable, adjective
noncharitableness, noun
noncharitably, adverb
overcharitable, adjective
overcharitableness, noun
overcharitably, adverb
pseudocharitable, adjective
pseudocharitably, adverb
quasi-charitable, adjective
quasi-charitably, adverb

1. beneficent, liberal, bountiful, benevolent. See generous. 2. broad-minded, considerate, mild.

1. selfish. 2. severe, intolerant.
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charitable (ˈtʃærɪtəbəl)
1.  generous in giving to the needy
2.  kind or lenient in one's attitude towards others
3.  concerned with or involving charity

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., in ref. to the Christian virtue, from O.Fr. charitable (13c.), from charité (see charity). Meaning "liberal in treatment of the poor" is from c.1400; that of "inclined to impute favorable motives to others" is from 1620s.
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