2 intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society"
3 having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile"; "a benevolent nature" [syn: good] [ant: malevolent]
4 generous in providing aid to others [syn: freehearted]
5 generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions" [syn: beneficent, eleemosynary, philanthropic]
Having a disposition to do good
Possessing or manifesting love for mankind
altruistic or charitable
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