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1. charity

noun. ['ˈtʃɛrɪti'] a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals).

Synonyms

  • private foundation
  • public charity
  • philanthropic foundation

Etymology

  • charité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • caritas (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Charity

  • unpopularity
  • insularity
  • dexterity
  • vulgarity
  • severity
  • austerity
  • asperity
  • clarity
  • verity
  • varity
  • rarity
  • gerrity
  • gerety
  • garrity

How do you pronounce charity?

Pronounce charity as ˈʧɛrɪti.

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Example sentences of the word charity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Supporting a charity makes you feel good, and not much is more fun than that.

Quotes containing the word charity


1. Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept - it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God's sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.
- Ben Shapiro

2. Yes, the Bible should be taught in our schools because it is necessary to understand the Bible if we are to truly understand our own culture and how it came to be. The Bible has influenced every part of western culture from our art, music, and history, to our sense of fairness, charity, and business.
- Joel Osteen

3. We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.
- Paul Bloom

2. charity

noun. ['ˈtʃɛrɪti'] an activity or gift that benefits the public at large.

Synonyms

  • handout
  • gift
  • zakat

Antonyms

  • overgarment
  • stingy
  • disinherit
  • disable

Etymology

  • charité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • caritas (Latin)

3. charity

noun. ['ˈtʃɛrɪti'] a kindly and lenient attitude toward people.

Synonyms

  • theological virtue
  • brotherly love
  • benevolence

Antonyms

  • malevolence
  • hate
  • maleficence

Etymology

  • charité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • caritas (Latin)

4. charity

noun. ['ˈtʃɛrɪti'] an institution set up to provide help to the needy.

Synonyms

  • soup kitchen
  • community chest
  • establishment

Etymology

  • charité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • caritas (Latin)

5. charity

noun. ['ˈtʃɛrɪti'] pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers.

Synonyms

  • Greek valerian
  • Jacob's ladder
  • Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae
  • polemonium
  • Polemonium van-bruntiae

Etymology

  • charité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • caritas (Latin)
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