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Word of the Day 02/10/19 Benevolent

Benevolent (adjective)
benevolent [buh-nev-uh-luhnt]
(previously 04-30-13)

1. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings: a benevolent attitude; her benevolent smile.
2. desiring to help others; charitable: gifts from several benevolent alumni.
3. intended for benefits rather than profit: a benevolent institution.

Related forms
be·nev·o·lent·ly , adverb
be·nev·o·lent·ness , noun
non·be·nev·o·lent , adjective
non·be·nev·o·lent·ly , adverb
pseu·do·be·nev·o·lent , adjective
pseu·do·be·nev·o·lent·ly , adverb
qua·si-be·nev·o·lent , adjective
qua·si-be·nev·o·lent·ly , adverb
su·per·be·nev·o·lent , adjective
su·per·be·nev·o·lent·ly , adverb
un·be·nev·o·lent , adjective
un·be·nev·o·lent·ly , adverb

Related Words for benevolent
generous, philanthropic, compassionate, benign, humane, caring, altruistic, beneficent, big, big-hearted, bountiful, chivalrous, considerate, helpful, humanitarian, kindhearted, liberal, magnanimous, tenderhearted, warmhearted

Can be confused
beneficent beneficial

Synonyms for benevolent
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2. good, kind, humane, generous, liberal, benign, philanthropic, altruistic.

Antonyms for benevolent

Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English < Latin benevolent- (stem of benevolēns ) kindhearted ( bene- bene- + vol- wish (akin to will1) + -ent- -ent)

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