- The definition of philanthropic is someone giving or charitable or someone who likes to do good for others.
A millionaire who gives away lots of money to charity and who volunteers for lots of charitable organizations is an example of someone who would be described as philanthropic.
Origin of philanthropicFrench philanthropique
(comparative more philanthropic, superlative most philanthropic)
- Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.