intending or showing kindness
"a benevolent society"
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"
generous in providing aid to others
beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic(adj)
generous in assistance to the poor
"a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use benevolent in a sentence?
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.
I think there's a false narrative that says El Chapo is kind of this benevolent businessman.
Today, after decades of consolidation and deregulation, just a small handful of companies control almost everything you watch, read, and download, given that reality, we should not want even more of the free press to be put under the control of a handful of corporations and 'benevolent' billionaires who can use their media empires to punish their critics and shield themselves from scrutiny.
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.
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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- ми́лостив, човеколюби́в, доброжела́телен, ще́дър, благоскло́ненBulgarian
- benevolent, benèficCatalan, Valencian
- نیککامه, خیرخواهPersian
- bienveillante, bienveillantFrench
- دڵ سۆزKurdish
- liefdadig, altruïstisch, welwillendDutch
- binevoitoare, binevoitorRomanian
- доброжела́тельный, благоду́шный, ще́дрый, до́брый, благоскло́нный, человеколюби́вый, великоду́шный, благотвори́тельный, ми́лостивый, благожела́тельный, филантропи́ческийRussian
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