Meaning of CHARITABLE in English


/ ˈtʃærətəbl; NAmE / adjective


connected with a charity or charities :

a charitable institution / foundation / trust

a charitable donation / gift

( BrE )

to have charitable status (= to be an official charity)


helping people who are poor or in need :

His later years were devoted largely to charitable work .


kind in your attitude to other people, especially when you are judging them :

Let's be charitable and assume she just made a mistake.

OPP uncharitable

►  char·it·ably / -bli; NAmE / adverb :

Try to think about him a little more charitably.



Middle English (in the sense showing Christian love to God and man ): from Old French , from charite , from Latin caritas , from carus dear.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.