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Definitions for charitable
ˈtʃær ɪ tə bəlchar·i·ta·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. charitableadjective

    relating to or characterized by charity

    "a charitable foundation"

  2. charitableadjective

    full of love and generosity

    "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust"

  3. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-heartedadjective

    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

    "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"


  1. charitableadjective

    Pertaining to charity.

  2. charitableadjective

    Kind, generous.

  3. charitableadjective

    Having a purpose or character of a charity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Charitableadjective

    full of love and good will; benevolent; kind

  2. Charitableadjective

    liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on the best side, and to avoid harsh judgment

  3. Charitableadjective

    liberal in benefactions to the poor; giving freely; generous; beneficent

  4. Charitableadjective

    of or pertaining to charity; springing from, or intended for, charity; relating to almsgiving; eleemosynary; as, a charitable institution

  5. Charitableadjective

    dictated by kindness; favorable; lenient

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of charitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of charitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of charitable in a Sentence

  1. Faisal Qazi:

    We weren't sure what kind of backlash would come to our charitable work.

  2. Noreen Willows:

    Health care providers such as physicians or registered dietitians could play a role by screening patients for food insecurity and then assisting them to access social workers, publicly funded food assistance programs( where available) or charitable food programs, such as food banks.

  3. Dave Camp:

    This legislation will ultimately increase charitable giving by making these policies permanent and enabling charities to better serve those in need.

  4. Meghan Markle:

    I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates space to feel a sense of normalcy — in its simplest form, [it's about] the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy — something we can all relate to, through this charitable endeavor, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Angels and ministers of grace defend us.Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damned,Bring with thee airs from heaven, or blasts from hell,Be thy intents wicked, or charitable,Thou com'st in such a questionable shape,That I will speak to thee.

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