Definitions for benevolentbəˈnɛv ə lənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. benevolent(adj)

    intending or showing kindness

    "a benevolent society"

  2. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted(adj)

    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

    "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"

  3. benevolent, freehearted(adj)

    generous in providing aid to others

  4. beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic(adj)

    generous in assistance to the poor

    "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. benevolent(Adjective)

    Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.

  2. benevolent(Adjective)

    Having a disposition to do good.

  3. benevolent(Adjective)

    altruistic or charitable.

  4. benevolent(Adjective)

    generous.

  5. Origin: bene + volo.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Benevolent(adj)

    having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting love to mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind; charitable


Translations for benevolent

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  • ми́лостив, човеколюби́в, доброжела́телен, ще́дър, благоскло́ненBulgarian
  • benevolent, benèficCatalan, Valencian
  • wohlwollendGerman
  • καλοήθηςGreek
  • نیک‌کامه, خیرخواهPersian
  • bienveillante, bienveillantFrench
  • 優しいJapanese
  • دڵ سۆزKurdish
  • liefdadig, altruïstisch, welwillendDutch
  • binevoitoare, binevoitorRomanian
  • доброжела́тельный, благоду́шный, ще́дрый, до́брый, благоскло́нный, человеколюби́вый, великоду́шный, благотвори́тельный, ми́лостивый, благожела́тельный, филантропи́ческийRussian

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