intending or showing kindness
"a benevolent society"
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"
generous in providing aid to others
beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic(adj)
generous in assistance to the poor
"a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"
Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.
Having a disposition to do good.
altruistic or charitable.
Origin: bene + volo.
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
The numerical value of benevolent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of benevolent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of benevolent in a Sentence
The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God.
It is only the benevolent man who is capable of liking or disliking other men.
I think there's a false narrative that says El Chapo is kind of this benevolent businessman.
The tax reform was great, it's allowing us to be a little bit more benevolent and allowing us to be involved in more giving.
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
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Translations for benevolent
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- ми́лостив, човеколюби́в, доброжела́телен, ще́дър, благоскло́ненBulgarian
- benevolent, benèficCatalan, Valencian
- نیککامه, خیرخواهPersian
- bienveillante, bienveillantFrench
- دڵ سۆزKurdish
- liefdadig, altruïstisch, welwillendDutch
- binevoitoare, binevoitorRomanian
- доброжела́тельный, благоду́шный, ще́дрый, до́брый, благоскло́нный, человеколюби́вый, великоду́шный, благотвори́тельный, ми́лостивый, благожела́тельный, филантропи́ческийRussian
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