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Synonyms for philanthropy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. philanthropy, philanthropic gift(noun)

    voluntary promotion of human welfare

    philanthropic gift


  1. philanthropy(noun)

    Benevolent altruism with the intention of increasing the well-being of mankind, especially by charitable giving

    As public funding is reduced, we depend increasingly on private philanthropy.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. philanthropy

    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, charity, generosity, good-will, humanity, kind-heartedness, kindliness, kindness, liberality, munificence, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. philanthropy

    humanity, love of mankind, good will to all men, general, benevolence

    misanthropy, hatred of men

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. philanthropy(n.)

    humanity, love of mankind, general benevolence, good will to all men

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    philanthropic, patronage, charity

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  1. Bill Gates:

    I wont say I knew him that well, because he was introduced to me as somebody who could bring more people into philanthropy, there were meetings along those lines. That didnt materialize, and so then I stopped meeting with him.

  2. Malala Yousafzai:

    My dream is for every girl to choose her own future, through both their innovations and philanthropy, Apple has helped educate and empower people around the world. I am grateful that Apple knows the value of investing in girls and is joining Malala Fund in the fight to ensure all girls can learn and lead without fear.

  3. Craig Minassian:

    The Clinton Foundation is a philanthropy, period, as with other global charities, the Clinton Foundation receives the support of individuals, organizations and governments from all over the world because our programs are improving the lives of millions of people.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There is a subtle difference between Charity and Philanthropy. In my view, the act of Charity is when you give a fish to the hungry person, while Philanthropy is when you teach her/him how to fish. Our world needs both, Charity as well as Philanthropy.

  5. Solomon Greene:

    We don't want to see a wave of evictions as these moratoria are lifted, we need to look at forms of emergency rent relief where philanthropy or government is covering the rent during the job loss.

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