benevolent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word benevolent

(adj) intending or showing kindness
Example Sentence
  • a benevolent society

(adj) showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
Example Sentence
  • was charitable in his opinions of others
  • kindly criticism
  • a kindly act
  • sympathetic words
  • a large-hearted mentor

(adj) generous in providing aid to others
Synonyms : freehearted

(adj) generous in assistance to the poor
Example Sentence
  • a benevolent contributor
  • eleemosynary relief
  • philanthropic contributions

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for benevolent

bene(root bene means good)+volent(voluntarily) good person voluntarily donating his all GOODS to people.
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by preetisoni2411

root: bene= good + evol= wish
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by hinchavi

same as BENEFACTOR: root word BENE=good...both even mean the same
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by mohit26041988

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