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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 char·i·ta·ble /ˈʧærətəbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Char·i·ta·ble a.
 1. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind.
 Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . .
  . . . I will speak to thee.   --Shak.
 2. Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on the best side, and to avoid harsh judgment.
 3. Liberal in benefactions to the poor; giving freely; generous; beneficent.
    What charitable men afford to beggars.   --Shak.
 4. Of or pertaining to charity; springing from, or intended for, charity; relating to almsgiving; eleemosynary; as, a charitable institution.
 5. Dictated by kindness; favorable; lenient.
    By a charitable construction it may be a sermon.   --L. Andrews.
 Syn: -- Kind; beneficent; benevolent; generous; lenient; forgiving; helpful; liberal; favorable; indulgent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: relating to or characterized by charity; "a charitable
      2: full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a
         charitable trust" [ant: uncharitable]
      3: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and
         generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others";
         "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words";
         "a large-hearted mentor" [syn: kindly, sympathetic, large-hearted]