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Meaning of PHILANTHROPY

Pronunciation:  fi'lanthrupee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  voluntary promotion of human welfare
 

PHILANTHROPY is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: philanthropic gift
 
 See Also: financial aid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phi*lan"thro*py\, n. [L. philanthropia, Gr. ?: cf.
F. philanthropie.]
Love to mankind; benevolence toward the whole human family;
universal good will; desire and readiness to do good to all
men; -- opposed to misanthropy. --Jer. Taylor.





 
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 Related Terms: agape, aid, almsgiving, altruism, assistance, beneficence, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignity, Benthamism, bigheartedness, BOMFOG, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, Christian charity, Christian love, contribution, do-goodism, donation, flower power, generosity, giving, goodwill, grace, grant, greatheartedness, help, humanitarianism, largeheartedness, largesse, liberality, love, love of mankind, magnanimity, patronage, philanthropism, thoughtfulness, utilitarianism, welfarism, well-disposedness
 

 

 

 

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