Supporter vs Philanthropist - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between supporter and philanthropist

is that supporter is a person who gives support to someone or something while philanthropist is a person who loves humankind in general.



(en noun)
  • A person who gives support to someone or something.
  • # A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.
  • # A person who provides moral or physical support to another; an attendant participating in a ceremony or procession.
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  • # (sports) Someone who is a fan of a certain sports team or sportsperson.
  • There were 10,000 supporters in the last match.
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  • Something that supports another thing.
  • # Something that supports a structure such as a building or a sculpture.
  • # (heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
  • # A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking.
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  • From the radiator, where he was attaching supporters to his socks, Zooey glanced up at her.
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  • Synonyms

    * adherent * proponent


    * detractor * opponent


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    (en noun)
  • A person who loves humankind in general.
  • A very generous person or institution.
  • Antonyms

    * misanthropist

    See also

    * altruist * altruism (strong like of human race) * misanthropy (hatred of human race) * misanthropic * misanthropist * misandry (hatred of males) * misogyny (hatred of females) * philanthropy * philanthropic (loving human race) * philandry (love of males) * philogyny (love of females)