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- n. The quality of being charitable.
- n. A particular kind or instance of this quality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being charitable; the exercise of charity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being charitable; the disposition to be charitable; the exercise of charity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. generosity as manifested by practicing charity (as for the poor or unfortunate)
Krauthammer's charitableness in allowing for the possibility that Obama is a "foreign policy novice" rather than merely a fool who disagrees with Krauthammer about the wisdom of the present Afghanistan conflict is very sweet.
I love it when ridiculousness turns into charitableness.
This includes also injury to the soul, and charitableness.
I do agree that often the grander scale of "charity/Aid" or high profile charitableness can be problematic and wrongly implemented/motivated etc.
The female Bullock, aunt of Georgy, although despoiled by that little monster of one-half of the sum which she expected from her father, nevertheless showed her charitableness of spirit by being reconciled to the mother and the boy.
Trump preens over the astounding charitableness of this activity.
None of which is helpful or likely to provoke thought, charitableness, or any other possible positive reaction.
The colleges don't call this a discount, and prefer to trumpet their charitableness.
Some hadjys, to gain the reputation of peculiar charitableness, were going from man to man, and placing before each a few morsels of viands, followed by beggars, who, in their turn, received these morsels from those hadjys before whom they had been placed.
(Divorced women in their forties are not known for their charitableness toward well-built women in their twenties.)