Definition of charitable
- charitable institutions
She makes a charitable donation every year.
He performs charitable work to help the poor.
They give money to charitable causes.
She has tried to be charitable about her sister's problems.
Half of the class has a chance at passing the test, and that is a charitable estimate.
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: done or designed to help people who are poor, sick, etc.
: showing kindness in talking about or judging other people : not very critical
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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