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Synonyms for charity
ˈtʃær ɪ tichar·i·ty

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  1. charitynoun

    charitable organization

  2. charitynoun


    charitable organization

  3. charitynoun

    In general, an attitude of kindness and understanding towards others, now especially suggesting generosity.

    Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity. John Mitchell Mason

    charitable organization

  4. charitynoun

    Benevolence to others less fortunate than ourselves; the providing of goods or money to those in need.

    charitable organization

  5. charitynoun

    The goods or money given to those in need.

    charitable organization

  6. charitynoun

    An organization, the objective of which is to carry out a charitable purpose.

    charitable organization

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. charity

    According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.

    almsgiving, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, bounty, generosity, good-will, humanity, kind-heartedness, kindliness, kindness, liberality, munificence, philanthropy, sympathy, unselfishness

    barbarity, brutality, churlishness, greediness, harshness, ill-will, illiberality, inhumanity, malevolence, malignity, niggardliness, self-seeking, selfishness, stinginess, unkindness

    Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. charitynoun

    a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)

    brotherly love

  2. charity, brotherly lovenoun

    a kindly and lenient attitude toward people

    brotherly love

  3. charitynoun

    an activity or gift that benefits the public at large

    brotherly love

  4. Jacob's ladder, Greek valerian, charity, Polemonium caeruleum, Polemonium van-bruntiae, Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiaenoun

    pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers

    jack ladder, brotherly love, pilot ladder

  5. charitynoun

    an institution set up to provide help to the needy

    brotherly love

Editors Contribution

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. charitynoun

    benevolence, good will, love, benignity, philanthropy, beneficence, bounty, liberality, tolerance

    Associated words:
    eleemosynary, alms, dependent

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How to use charity in a sentence?

  1. Hosea Ballou:

    Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

  2. Xu Yongguang:

    The law is sure to speed up the development of the charity sector in China, it's a major breakthrough for foundations when it comes to fund-raising.

  3. Jack London:

    A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.

  4. Ayaan Moosa:

    Hi Angelina were gobsmacked that people were living like that. It's the first time in their lives they realized not everybody is living like them, they were keen to do something... and decided whatever couple of hundred pounds we made, we would give to a charity.

  5. Prince Harry:

    I’m somewhat ashamed of the way that I dealt with it, and of course, because of the system that we were in and the responsibilities and the duties that we had, we had a quick cuddle and then we had to get changed to jump in a convoy with a police escort and drive to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event. Then step out into a wall of cameras and pretend as though everything’s OK.

Translations for charity

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  • welwillendheidsorganisasieAfrikaans
  • صدقة, إحسانArabic
  • благотворителност, благотворителна организация, милосърдиеBulgarian
  • dobročinnost, charitaCzech
  • velgørenhedDanish
  • Wohltätigkeitsorganisation, Nächstenliebe, WohltätigkeitGerman
  • αγαθοεργία, καλοσύνη, φιλανθρωπίαGreek
  • entidad benéfica, caridad, amor al prójimoSpanish
  • خیرات, صدقهPersian
  • hyväntekeväisyys, hyväntekeväisyysjärjestö, armeliaisuusFinnish
  • charitéFrench
  • caridadeGalician
  • צדקהHebrew
  • दानHindi
  • jótékonyságHungarian
  • amalIndonesian
  • góðgerðarstofnun, góðgerðarstarfsemiIcelandic
  • carità, organizzazione benefica, ente di beneficenzaItalian
  • צדקהHebrew
  • 慈善Japanese
  • қайырымдылықKazakh
  • ದಾನKannada
  • 慈善, 자선Korean
  • caritateLatin
  • labdarībaLatvian
  • добротворна организација, добротворност, добротворен прилог, милосрдиеMacedonian
  • naastenliefde, liefdadigheidsinstelling, liefdadigheidDutch
  • veldedighetNorwegian
  • caritatOccitan
  • dobroczynnośćPolish
  • [[instituição]] [[de]] [[caridade]], doação, caridadePortuguese
  • caritateRomanian
  • благотворительное общество, богадельня, милостыня, милосердие, благотворительностьRussian
  • dobrodavanje, dobrodavati, dobrodavstvoSerbo-Croatian
  • välgörenhetsorganisation, välgörenhet, välgSwedish
  • தொண்டுTamil
  • sadakaTurkish
  • благодійністьUkrainian
  • صدقہUrdu

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