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charitable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of charitable

  1. 1 having or showing a concern for the welfare of others <a charitable couple who have donated a sizable chunk of their fortune to the local university> Synonyms altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, do-good, eleemosynary, good, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical) Related Words selfless, self-sacrificing; bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, free, freehanded, generous, greathearted, handsome, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, unselfish, unsparing; compassionate, humane, kind, kindhearted; social-minded Near Antonyms self-indulgent, self-seeking; cheap, closefisted, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, stingy, tight, tightfisted; hard-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling; self-obsessed Antonyms self-centered, self-concerned, selfish

  2. 2 giving or sharing in abundance and without hesitation <a charitable woman who helped everyone who needed it> Synonyms bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, generous, free, freehanded, freehearted, fulsome, liberal, munificent, open, openhanded, unselfish, unsparing, unstintingRelated Words extravagant, handsome, lavish, overgenerous, profuse; altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, hospitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical); big, greathearted, largehearted, magnanimous, openhearted; compassionate, good-hearted, kind, kindly, samaritan, sympatheticNear Antonyms mean, petty, small; frugal, spare, sparing, thrifty; chary, stinting; acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting, covetous, desirous, grasping, hoggish, itchy, mercenary, rapacious; begrudging, envious, grudging, resentfulAntonyms cheap, close, closefisted, costive, illiberal [archaic], mingy, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, selfish, stingy, stinting, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerous

  3. 3 tolerant and kind in the judgment of and expectations for others <her best friend, who was inclined towards a more charitable interpretation of her actions, let it pass> Synonyms indulgent, clement, easy, softRelated Words accommodating, acquiescent, amenable, obliging; easygoing, laid-back, undemandingNear Antonyms demanding; uncharitable, unforgiving; inflexible, intolerant, unbending, uncompromising, unyieldingAntonyms hard, harsh, severe, stern, strict





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