Definitions for benevolently

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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

be•nev′o•lent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. benevolently(adverb)

    in a benevolent manner

    "she looked on benevolently"

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  1. benevolently(Adverb)

    In a benevolent manner


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