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Benevolent - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Benevolent' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Benevolent [ a.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Benevolent' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . benevolent [ a]
Meaning (1):
- intending or showing kindness
Example in sentence:
  • a benevolent society
2 . benevolent [ s]
Meaning (2):
- generous in assistance to the poor
Example in sentence:
  • a benevolent contributor;
  • eleemosynary relief;
  • philanthropic contributions
Meaning (3):
- showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
Example in sentence:
  • a kindly act;
  • a large-hearted mentor;
  • kindly criticism;
  • sympathetic words;
  • was charitable in his opinions of others