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Definition of "philanthropic" []

  • Of, relating to, or marked by philanthropy; humanitarian. (adjective)
  • Organized to provide humanitarian or charitable assistance: a philanthropic society. See Synonyms at benevolent. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "philanthropic" in a sentence
  • "Look at the generality of women, "he cried bitterly;" especially those who are what they call philanthropic and good."
  • "Hester "as a suitor for her hand," he must be very careful over what he called her philanthropic craze."
  • "Many wineries are involved in philanthropic endeavors."