Learner's definition of CHARITABLE
done or designed to help people who are poor, sick, etc.
She makes a charitable donation/contribution every year.
He performs charitable work to help the poor.
They give money to charitable causes.
[more charitable; most charitable]
showing kindness in talking about or judging other people
not very critical
She has tried to be charitable about her sister's problems.
They tried to find a charitable explanation for his actions. [=an explanation that assumes that there was a good reason for his actions]
Half of the class has a chance at passing the test, and that is a charitable estimate.
His paintings could charitably be described as unique. [=they are unique even though they are not very good]
To put it charitably, she is not the most talented actress I've ever seen. [=she is not a talented actress]