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 Dictionary entry overview: What does benevolent mean? 

BENEVOLENT (adjective)
  The adjective BENEVOLENT has 4 senses:

1. intending or showing kindness
2. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
3. generous in providing aid to others
4. generous in assistance to the poor

  Familiarity information: BENEVOLENT used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

BENEVOLENT (adjective)

Sense 1benevolent [BACK TO TOP]


Intending or showing kindness

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

a benevolent society


benevolence (an act intending or showing kindness and good will)

Sense 2benevolent [BACK TO TOP]


Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity


openhearted; good-hearted; kindly; large-hearted; benevolent; charitable; sympathetic

Context examples:

was charitable in his opinions of others / kindly criticism / a kindly act / sympathetic words / a large-hearted mentor


kind (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior)

Sense 3benevolent [BACK TO TOP]


Generous in providing aid to others


freehearted; benevolent


generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)

Sense 4benevolent [BACK TO TOP]


Generous in assistance to the poor


eleemosynary; philanthropic; beneficent; benevolent

Context examples:

a benevolent contributor / eleemosynary relief / philanthropic contributions


charitable (full of love and generosity)

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