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Synonyms for benevolentbəˈnɛv ə lənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benevolent(adj)

    intending or showing kindness

    "a benevolent society"

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

    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"

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

    ungenerous, uncharitable, unkind, stingy

  3. benevolent, freehearted(adj)

    generous in providing aid to others

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

    uncharitable, stingy, unkind, ungenerous

  4. beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic(adj)

    generous in assistance to the poor

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

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

    uncharitable, stingy, unkind, ungenerous


  1. benevolent(adjective)


  2. benevolent(adjective)

    Having a disposition to do good.


  3. benevolent(adjective)

    altruistic or charitable.


  4. benevolent(adjective)



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.

    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.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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

Translations for benevolent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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