What does benevolent mean?

Definitions for benevolent
bəˈnɛv ə ləntbenev·o·lent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

How to pronounce benevolent?

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How to say benevolent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benevolent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benevolent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of benevolent in a Sentence

  1. Robert Burns:

    The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God.

  2. Confucius, Analects, IV.3:

    It is only the benevolent man who is capable of liking or disliking other men.

  3. Scott Stewart:

    I think there's a false narrative that says El Chapo is kind of this benevolent businessman.

  4. Scott Degnan:

    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.

  5. Douglas William Jerrold:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of benevolent

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

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