Origin of philanthropicFrench philanthropique
The family often participates in local philanthropic events.
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.
(comparative more philanthropic, superlative most philanthropic)
- Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.
- It is the seat of several educational and philanthropic institutions.
- Besides his lecturing and literary labours, Sidgwick took an active part in the business of the university, and in many forms of social and philanthropic work.
- The list of his honors and achievements were exceeded only by his philanthropic connections and contributions.
- Since its reorganization as a joint-stock company in 1890 many of the shares have been held by the crown, philanthropic institutions and other public bodies.
- As a man he was loyal, affectionate, philanthropic and entirely estimable.