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 for philanthropic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Philanthropic \Phil`an*throp"ic\, Philanthropical
  \Phil`an*throp"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. philanthropique.]
     Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by
     philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic
     enterprise. -- Phil`an*throp"ic*al*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent
             contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic
             contributions" [syn: beneficent, benevolent,
             eleemosynary, philanthropic]
      2: of or relating to or characterized by philanthropy; "a
         philanthropic society"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "philanthropic":
     almsgiving, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, bighearted,
     charitable, contributing, donating, eleemosynary, freehanded,
     freehearted, generous, giving, good, greathearted, humane,
     humanitarian, kindhearted, largehearted, magnanimous, munificent,
     open-handed, openhearted, public, spirited, ungrudging, unstinting,
     welfare, welfare statist, welfarist

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