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    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

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

root: bene= good + evol= wish

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

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