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English definition of “charitably”

charitably

adverb     /ˈtʃær.ɪ.tə.bli/ US  /ˈtʃer.ɪ.t̬ə-/
in a kind way, not judging other people in a severe way: She described him, rather charitably, as quiet whereas I would have said he was boring.Lenient and merciful
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