AskDefine | Define charitable

Dictionary Definition

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 and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor" [syn: kindly, sympathetic, large-hearted]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Pertaining to charity
  2. Kind, generous
  3. Having a purpose or character of a charity

Usage notes

charitable purpose is defined in the law as being one that is for the support or benefit of;



pertaining to charity
kind, generous
having a purpose or character of a charity

Extensive Definition

Charity may refer to:
In entertainment:

See also

charitable in German: Charity

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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