What does benevolent mean?

Definitions for benevolent
bəˈnɛv ə ləntbenev·o·lent

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

Wiktionary

  1. benevolentadjective

    Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.

    Etymology: bene + volo.

  2. benevolentadjective

    Having a disposition to do good.

    Etymology: bene + volo.

  3. benevolentadjective

    altruistic or charitable.

    Etymology: bene + volo.

  4. benevolentadjective

    generous.

    Etymology: bene + volo.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. benevolentadjective

    intending or showing kindness

    "a benevolent society"

  2. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-heartedadjective

    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, freeheartedadjective

    generous in providing aid to others

  4. beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropicadjective

    generous in assistance to the poor

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benevolentadjective

    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

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  1. Alex
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    Veena
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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. 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.

  4. Nicolas Chow:

    The four characters on the base say 'jingtian qinmin', which means 'revere heaven and serve thy people,' it really crystallizes the political theory in China whereby heaven bestows its power upon a ruler who is righteous and benevolent.

  5. John Jay Chapman:

    The men and woman who make the best boon companions seem to have given up hope of doing something else...some defect of talent or opportunity has cut them off from their pet ambition and has thus left them with leisure to take an interest in their lives of others. Your ambition may be, it makes him keep his thoughts at home. But the heartbroken people -- if I may use the word in a mild, benevolent sense -- the people whose wills are subdued to fate, give us consolation, recognition, and welcome.

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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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