What does beneficent mean?

Definitions for beneficentbəˈnɛf ə sənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word beneficent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beneficent(adj)

    doing or producing good

    "the most beneficent regime in history"

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

    generous in assistance to the poor

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


  1. beneficent(Adjective)

    Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beneficent(adj)

    doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and charity; characterized by beneficence


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneficent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneficent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.

  2. Charles Robert Darwin:

    The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety.


    To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. ... For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination.

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