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Synonyms for benevolent
bəˈnɛv ə ləntbenev·o·lent

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Wiktionary

  1. benevolentadjective

    Antonyms:
    malevolent

  2. benevolentadjective

    Having a disposition to do good.

    Antonyms:
    malevolent

  3. benevolentadjective

    Antonyms:
    malevolent

  4. benevolentadjective

    Antonyms:
    malevolent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. benevolent

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    Synonyms:
    benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, forgiving, gentle, gracious, human, humane, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted

Princeton's WordNet

  1. benevolentadjective

    intending or showing kindness

    "a benevolent society"

    Synonyms:
    kindly, philanthropic, sympathetic, beneficent, good-hearted, large-hearted, charitable, freehearted, openhearted, eleemosynary

    Antonyms:
    ungenerous, uncharitable, unkind, stingy

  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"

    Synonyms:
    kindly, philanthropic, sympathetic, beneficent, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, likable, charitable, freehearted, appealing, openhearted, eleemosynary

    Antonyms:
    ungenerous, uncharitable, unkind, stingy

  3. benevolent, freeheartedadjective

    generous in providing aid to others

    Synonyms:
    kindly, philanthropic, sympathetic, beneficent, good-hearted, large-hearted, charitable, freehearted, openhearted, eleemosynary

    Antonyms:
    uncharitable, stingy, unkind, ungenerous

  4. beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropicadjective

    generous in assistance to the poor

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

    Synonyms:
    large-hearted, kindly, sympathetic, charitable, good-hearted, philanthropic, eleemosynary, freehearted, openhearted, beneficent

    Antonyms:
    uncharitable, stingy, unkind, ungenerous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. benevolentadjective

    Synonyms:
    kind, benignant, benign, kind-hearted, obliging, humane, tender, charitable, disposed to do good

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. benevolentadjective

    Synonyms:
    benign, beneficent, bountiful, charitable, philanthropic

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How to use benevolent in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Karl Popper:

    Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.

  3. Patrick Lynch:

    Patrick Lynch, head of New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, on Wednesday assailed John Jay for not cutting ties with Tucker Isaacson more swiftly. Tucker Isaacson had no business spreading Tucker Isaacson crackpot ideas and hateful anti-police views anywhere, much less in a classroom filled with future police officers, tucker Isaacson should have been fired immediately and publicly, not quietly let go months after the fact.

  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. Larry Johnson:

    A lot of people go there to get the training. They spend a year or two and they go on to do their own thing, there is a better way to run a company with a culture that is benevolent and celebrates their people.


Translations for benevolent

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  • خيرArabic
  • доброжела́телен, благоскло́нен, ще́дър, човеколюби́в, ми́лостивBulgarian
  • benèfic, benevolentCatalan, Valencian
  • benevolentníCzech
  • velvilligeDanish
  • wohlwollendGerman
  • καλοήθηςGreek
  • benévoloSpanish
  • خیرخواه, نیک‌کامهPersian
  • hyväntahtoinenFinnish
  • bienveillant, bienveillanteFrench
  • נָדִיבHebrew
  • 優しいJapanese
  • دڵ سۆزKurdish
  • liefdadig, welwillend, altruïstischDutch
  • velvilligNorwegian
  • binevoitor, binevoitoareRomanian
  • доброжела́тельный, филантропи́ческий, благожела́тельный, ми́лостивый, благотвори́тельный, великоду́шный, человеколюби́вый, благоскло́нный, до́брый, ще́дрый, благоду́шныйRussian
  • välvilligSwedish
  • இரக்கமுள்ளTamil
  • hayırseverTurkish
  • ادارUrdu

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