- 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: Fr philanthropique
- philanthropically adverb
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Of, relating to, or marked by philanthropy; humanitarian.
- Organized to provide humanitarian or charitable assistance: a philanthropic society. See Synonyms at benevolent.
- philˌan·thropˈi·cal·ly adverb