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Synonyms for benevolent


1. beneficent, benevolent, gracious, good (vs. evil)
usage: doing or producing good
2. benevolent
usage: intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society"
3. benevolent (vs. malevolent), good, good-hearted, kind, kindly, openhearted, beneficent, charitable, kind
usage: having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile"; "a benevolent nature"
4. benevolent, freehearted, generous (vs. stingy)
usage: generous in providing aid to others
5. beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic, charitable (vs. uncharitable)
usage: generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"
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