From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Philanthropy \Phi*lan"thro*py\, noun [L. philanthropia, Gr. ?: cf. F. philanthropie.] Love to mankind; benevolence toward the whole human family; universal good will; desire and readiness to do good to all men; -- opposed to misanthropy. --Jer. Taylor.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "philanthropy": BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape, aid, almsgiving, altruism, assistance, beneficence, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignity, bigheartedness, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, contribution, do-goodism, donation, flower power, generosity, giving, goodwill, grace, grant, greatheartedness, help, humanitarianism, largeheartedness, largesse, liberality, love, love of mankind, magnanimity, patronage, philanthropism, thoughtfulness, utilitarianism, welfarism, well-disposedness
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