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beneficent

ben·e·fi·cent

beneficent

 
 
pronunciation:
b ne fih snt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to do good; kindly; charitable.
His beneficent aunt had not only taken him in but raised him lovingly as her own son.
antonyms:
baleful, mean
similar words:
benevolent, big, charitable, generous, good, propitious
definition 2: resulting in an improvement or advantage; beneficial.
antonyms:
maleficent
similar words:
beneficial
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derivation: beneficently (adv.)
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