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charity

char·i·ty

charity

 
 
pronunciation:
chae rih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: charities
definition 1: something given to a needy person or persons; alms.
It is hard for some people to accept charity.
synonyms:
alms, contribution, donation, handout
similar words:
aid, assistance, dole, help, philanthropy, relief, welfare
definition 2: any provision to aid needy persons or other worthy causes, or all such actions, viewed collectively.
She does not mind asking others for money if it is for charity.
synonyms:
benefaction, donation, philanthropy
similar words:
aid, assistance, benevolence, bequest, contribution, endowment, gift, help, legacy, oblation, present, relief, welfare
definition 3: a non-profit institution, organization, or fund concerned with aiding needy persons or promoting a cause.
Our charity is one of many that support cancer research.
synonyms:
philanthropy
similar words:
conservancy, foundation, fund, institute, institution, organization, society
definition 4: unwillingness to judge others harshly; benevolence; goodwill.
That he did not embarrass or punish the child in front of the other children was an act of charity.
synonyms:
benevolence, considerateness, good will, kindliness
antonyms:
ill will, malice, unkindness
similar words:
compassion, forbearance, generosity, graciousness, indulgence, kindness, leniency, mercy, philanthropy, tolerance
definition 5: in Christian theology, unselfish spiritual love for others.
His heart was filled with charity for others.
synonyms:
agape, caritas, love
similar words:
altruism