Definitions for benevolently

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word benevolently

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•nev•o•lentbəˈnɛv ə lənt(adj.)

  1. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings:

    a benevolent smile.

  2. desiring to help others; charitable.

  3. established for good works:

    a benevolent society.

Origin of benevolent:

1425–75; late ME < L benevolent-, s. of benevolēns kindhearted =bene-bene-+volēns, prp. of velle to want, wish


Princeton's WordNet

  1. benevolently(adverb)

    in a benevolent manner

    "she looked on benevolently"


  1. benevolently(Adverb)

    In a benevolent manner

Translations for benevolently

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


Get even more translations for benevolently »


Find a translation for the benevolently definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these benevolently definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"benevolently." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for benevolently?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for benevolently: