Synonyms for benevolent


1. benevolent
usage: intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society"
2. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted, kind (vs. unkind)
usage: 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"
3. benevolent, freehearted, generous (vs. stingy)
usage: generous in providing aid to others
4. 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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