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Synonyms for benevolent
bəˈnɛv ə lənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benevolent(adj)

    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-hearted(adj)

    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, freehearted(adj)

    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, philanthropic(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. benevolent(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    malevolent

  2. benevolent(adjective)

    Having a disposition to do good.

    Antonyms:
    malevolent

  3. benevolent(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    malevolent

  4. benevolent(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. benevolent(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. benevolent(a)

    Synonyms:
    benign, beneficent, bountiful, charitable, philanthropic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    charitable, benign, kind-hearted, caring, charity, sympathetic, gracious, merciful

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How to use benevolent in a sentence?

  1. Douglas William Jerrold:

    He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.

  2. Benjamin Silberstein:

    Of course it's at least partially about the sanctions, 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.

  3. Janine Hedges:

    We just can't do four more years of this, even though he is not my first choice, Biden is somebody who has a more benevolent side to him. We need that.

  4. Luis Gonzali:

    It's likely that next week we will see strong outflows from Pemex bonds, while I believe Moody's was benevolent with the sovereign's rating, it wasn't with Pemex's rating, which, inevitably, now enters the universe of speculative bonds.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    True love is ever peaceful, harmonious, tolerant, forgiving, kind, benevolent, respectful and it shows equal rights and justice to all and sundry. Yes! that is it and that is that (period). ~Emeasoba George


Translations for benevolent

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  • خيرArabic
  • ми́лостив, човеколюби́в, доброжела́телен, ще́дър, благоскло́ненBulgarian
  • benevolent, benèficCatalan, Valencian
  • benevolentníCzech
  • velvilligeDanish
  • wohlwollendGerman
  • καλοήθηςGreek
  • benévoloSpanish
  • نیک‌کامه, خیرخواهPersian
  • hyväntahtoinenFinnish
  • bienveillante, bienveillantFrench
  • נָדִיבHebrew
  • 優しいJapanese
  • دڵ سۆزKurdish
  • liefdadig, altruïstisch, welwillendDutch
  • velvilligNorwegian
  • binevoitoare, binevoitorRomanian
  • доброжела́тельный, благоду́шный, ще́дрый, до́брый, благоскло́нный, человеколюби́вый, великоду́шный, благотвори́тельный, ми́лостивый, благожела́тельный, филантропи́ческийRussian
  • välvilligSwedish
  • இரக்கமுள்ளTamil
  • hayırseverTurkish
  • ادارUrdu

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