Synonyms for benevolent
bəˈnɛv ə ləntbenev·o·lent
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Wiktionary3.3 / 3 votes
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes
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.
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Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 3 votes
intending or showing kindness
"a benevolent society"
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"
generous in providing aid to others
beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropicadjective
generous in assistance to the poor
"a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"
Dictionary of English Synonymes1.5 / 2 votes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.5 / 2 votes
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But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong; he can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way.
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.
Democratization is the trickier part because Lee Kuan Yew's legacy is also benevolent authoritarianism, they are standing against the tide in the long run, 10 to 20 years. They really need to lead that rather than get dragged along by it. I'm not sure if they have the inclination to do that.
Our friendships are precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life;and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part is sunshine.
Translations for benevolent
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- доброжела́телен, благоскло́нен, ще́дър, човеколюби́в, ми́лостивBulgarian
- benèfic, benevolentCatalan, Valencian
- خیرخواه, نیککامهPersian
- bienveillant, bienveillanteFrench
- دڵ سۆزKurdish
- liefdadig, welwillend, altruïstischDutch
- binevoitor, binevoitoareRomanian
- доброжела́тельный, филантропи́ческий, благожела́тельный, ми́лостивый, благотвори́тельный, великоду́шный, человеколюби́вый, благоскло́нный, до́брый, ще́дрый, благоду́шныйRussian
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