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philanthropy

phi·lan·thro·py

philanthropy

 
 
pronunciation:
fih laen thr pi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: philanthropies
definition 1: a feeling of love and goodwill toward humankind in general.
The old man was a selfish curmudgeon and certainly not known for philanthropy.
synonyms:
altruism, benevolence, bigheartedness, openheartedness
similar words:
agape, benignity, bounty, charity, compassion, generosity, kindness, liberality, magnanimity, sympathy
definition 2: collective efforts made to do good for others, esp. in the form of making monetary donations or engaging in charitable works.
The industrialist eventually used much of his vast wealth for philanthropy.
synonyms:
alms, benefaction, beneficence, charity, kindness
similar words:
aid, assistance, benevolence, contribution, courtesy, donation, favor, help, oblation, offering, succor
definition 3: an organization that supports and promotes charitable causes.
Their organization is one of the many philanthropies whose aim is to help children.
synonyms:
charity
similar words:
foundation
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