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One entry found for charity.
Entry Word: charity
Function: noun
Text: 1 the giving of necessities and especially money to the needy <after amassing a fortune in the computer industry, they devoted themselves to charity>
Synonyms almsgiving, philanthropy
Related Words altruism, humanitarianism; beneficence, benevolence, goodwill; alms, benefaction, contribution, donation; dole, relief, welfare; endowment, fund, grant, subsidy
2 a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution <gave his mansion and all of its land as a charity to the people of his beloved home state> -- see CONTRIBUTION
3 kind, gentle, or compassionate treatment especially towards someone who is undeserving of it <can't you show a little charity to a guy who's the first to admit he's not perfect?> -- see MERCY 1
4 the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune <his charity is such that he's a sucker for every panhandler's tale of woe> -- see HEART 1