AskDefine | Define charitableness

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charitableness n : generosity as manifested by practicing charity (as for the poor or unfortunate)

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  1. The state of being charitable
  2. An act of altruism or beneficence


  • 1840 The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt: with reminiscences of friends and contemporaries
    The reader has seen, that my mother, notwithstanding her charitableness to the poor maid-servant, was a woman of strict morals;
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