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.

    Etymology: bene + volo.

  2. benevolent(Adjective)

    Having a disposition to do good.

    Etymology: bene + volo.

  3. benevolent(Adjective)

    altruistic or charitable.

    Etymology: bene + volo.

  4. benevolent(Adjective)

    generous.

    Etymology: 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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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

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. Confucius, Analects, IV.3:

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

  2. Florence Nightingale:

    What cruel mistakes are sometimes made by benevolent men and women in matters of business about which they know nothing and think they know a great deal.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    Today, after decades of consolidation and deregulation, just a small handful of companies control almost everything you watch, read, and download, given that reality, we should not want even more of the free press to be put under the control of a handful of corporations and 'benevolent' billionaires who can use their media empires to punish their critics and shield themselves from scrutiny.

  4. Benjamin Silberstein:

    Just look at the way the letter is worded. They want to make it sound like sanctions equals starvation so the U.S. should really be benevolent and give them up.

  5. Mark Twain, Speech in NYC, Jan. 22, 1906:

    The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong; he can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way.

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Translations for benevolent

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

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