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benevolent

be·nev·o·lent

benevolent

 
 
pronunciation:
b ne v lnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: desiring to do good for others; generous.
Thanks to many benevolent people, our fund-raiser has been a success.
synonyms:
altruistic, bounteous, considerate, generous
antonyms:
diabolical, evil, malevolent, malign, mean, tightfisted, unkind
similar words:
big, bighearted, charitable, good, good-hearted, humanitarian, kind, magnanimous, munificent, philanthropic, thoughtful, unselfish
definition 2: intended to benefit others rather than to make a profit; altruistic.
Several benevolent organizations are working in the area to help the needy.The couple's donation of funds for the public swimming pool was a benevolent act.
synonyms:
charitable, eleemosynary, nonprofit
similar words:
altruistic, generous, good, humanitarian, philanthropic
definition 3: marked by good will; kindly.
My grandfather was a benevolent old man, and we loved being in his company.
synonyms:
beneficent, benign, friendly, good, kind, kindly
antonyms:
baleful, malevolent, malicious, malignant, spiteful, unkind, venomous, vicious
similar words:
benignant, bighearted, charitable, considerate, generous, gentle, good-hearted, propitious, warm-hearted
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derivation: benevolently (adv.)
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