charitable

Something that's charitable has to do with helping people who need assistance. A charitable act might include volunteering at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter.

A charitable donation is money you give to an organization that helps needy people — and the organization itself is also charitable. You can also use the word to describe, more generally, someone who's kind and generous, or the quality of giving people the benefit of the doubt: "He always had such a charitable opinions of me." Charitable comes from charity, from the Old French charité, "mercy or compassion."

Definitions of charitable
  1. adjective
    relating to or characterized by charity
    “a charitable foundation”
  2. adjective
    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    “was charitable in his opinions of others”
    synonyms: benevolent, good-hearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted, sympathetic
    kind
    having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
  3. adjective
    full of love and generosity
    charitable to the poor”
    “a charitable trust”
    Synonyms:
    beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic
    generous in assistance to the poor
    generous
    willing to give and share unstintingly
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    Antonyms:
    uncharitable
    lacking love and generosity
    stingy, ungenerous
    unwilling to spend
    meanspirited, ungenerous
    lacking in magnanimity
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