browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
charitable

more about charitable

charitable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charitable  \Char"i*ta*ble\,  a.[F.  See  {Charity}.] 
  1.  Full  of  love  and  good  will  benevolent;  kind 
 
  Be  thy  intents  wicked  or  charitable,  .  .  .  .  .  .  I 
  will  speak  to  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Liberal  in  judging  of  others  disposed  to  look  on  the  best 
  side  and  to  avoid  harsh  judgment. 
 
  3.  Liberal  in  benefactions  to  the  poor;  giving  freely; 
  generous;  beneficent. 
 
  What  charitable  men  afford  to  beggars.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Of  or  pertaining  to  charity;  springing  from  or  intended 
  for  charity;  relating  to  almsgiving;  eleemosynary;  as  a 
  charitable  institution. 
 
  5.  Dictated  by  kindness;  favorable;  lenient. 
 
  By  a  charitable  construction  it  may  be  a  sermon. 
  --L.  Andrews. 
 
  Syn:  Kind  beneficent;  benevolent;  generous;  lenient; 
  forgiving;  helpful;  liberal;  favorable;  indulgent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  charitable 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  characterized  by  charity;  "a  charitable 
  foundation" 
  2:  full  of  love  and  generosity;  "charitable  to  the  poor";  "a 
  charitable  trust"  [ant:  {uncharitable}] 
  3:  showing  or  motivated  by  sympathy  and  understanding;  "was 
  charitable  in  his  opinions  of  others";  "kindly  criticism"; 
  "a  kindly  act";  "sympathetic  words"  [syn:  {kindly},  {sympathetic}] 




more about charitable