Character 10
Hyphenation be nev o lent
Pronunciations /bəˈnɛvələnt/

Definitions and meanings of "Benevolent"

What do we mean by benevolent?

Characterized by or given to doing good. adjective

Suggestive of doing good; agreeable. adjective

Relating to a charitable organization that operates without making a profit. adjective

Having or manifesting a desire to do good; possessing or characterized by love toward mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; kind: as, a benevolent disposition or action.

Intended for the conferring of benefits, as distinguished from the making of profit: as, a benevolent enterprise; a benevolent institution.

Having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting love to mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind; charitable. adjective

Having a disposition to do good. adjective

Possessing or manifesting love for mankind. adjective

Altruistic or charitable. adjective

Generous. adjective

Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity adjective

Generous in providing aid to others adjective

Generous in assistance to the poor adjective

Intending or showing kindness adjective

Having a disposition to do good.

Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.

Altruistic, charitable, good, just and fair.

Wishing or doing good. Urban Dictionary

Used on the film "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" when Kumar in a whore house. He calls 2 prostitutes benevolent. They think it means to fuck a person so hard that their dick is going to be sore for 2 weeks. Urban Dictionary

An inclination to be kind and helpful or generous Urban Dictionary

(buh-nev-uh-luhns) 1. desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness. 2. an act of kindness; a charitable gift. Urban Dictionary

(n)a person that helps someone else Urban Dictionary

The Act Of Allowing A Debt To Be Repaid Over Time Through An Exchange Of Reduced Prices. Urban Dictionary

A phrase used by WACE exam writers to fuck over innocent ATAR students who have been dazed after seeing some thicc body builders ass, a sister let her brother drown and a guy hype up video games. Urban Dictionary

(noun) a person who performs a charitable act for non-assholes, while at the same time being an asshole toward other assholes. Urban Dictionary

A person who does good regardless of the impact it might have Urban Dictionary

Also known as Matchmaking: When a group of friends has an URST ridden pair and the rest of the group sets them up in various ways for them to be alone and hopefully work out their tension by talking , kissing, or something much more fun. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Benevolent

The word "benevolent" in example sentences

It was only the other day I read in the report of the Consumers’ League in my own city that “a benevolent institution, ” when found giving out clothing to be made in tenement houses that were not licensed, and taken to task for it, asked the agents of the League to “show some way in which the law could be evaded”; but it is just as well for that “benevolent institution” that name and address were wanting, or it might find its funds running short unaccountably. ❋ Unknown (1902)

The term benevolent compassion puzzled Noam Cohen, executive editor of and a former copy editor at the New York Times. ❋ William Safire (2004)

Well, I don't like the term benevolent dictator, and I don't think that it's my job or my role in the world of ideas to be the dictator of the future of all human knowledge compiled by the world. ❋ Jimmy Wales (2005)

"Well, I am what I call a benevolent thief," replied Shih-Kung. ❋ Unknown (N/A)

"This person did not have access to what we call our benevolent fund," he said Thursday. ❋ Curtis Rush (2011)

Like many who assume that I am one to whom the high court’s decisions about language can be appealed, he wrote to me: I was wondering what you made of Justice Scalia’s use of the term benevolent compassion. ❋ William Safire (2004)

Sturgeon's Sylva Wycke, though loving and benevolent, is none-the-less the literary ancestor of Asimov's Solarians (in his Elijah Bailey Robot novels) or the Tessier-Ashpools in the Villa Straylight space station in William Gibson's Neuromancer who are so rich and so far above the rules and challenges of the rest of humanity that they have in effect become alien. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The era of Google as a trusted, "non-evil" startup whose actions are automatically assumed to be benevolent is over. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Most importantly, it aims to demonstrate that while times are tough and outcomes are uncertain, we can still bend the future in benevolent ways if we embrace change and steer its momentum in the right direction. ❋ Lou Anders (2008)

It relies on a transcendental, immutable, objective source of supreme, omniscient, long term benevolent source God. ❋ Tusar N Mohapatra (2006)

Motive, however benevolent, is no defense in cases of mercy killing. ❋ Unknown (1974)

What is sometimes called a benevolent interest in others may be but an unwitting mask for an attempt to dictate to them what their good shall be, instead of an endeavor to free them so that they may seek and find the good of their own choice. ❋ Unknown (1916)

And now the New England mills are falling over themselves in the effort to get the American Federation of Labor to organize them and thus deliver them from the I.W. W. This feudalism is sometimes called a benevolent feudalism, because it occasionally builds, out of the surplus made by the labor at low wages of the workers, schools, hospitals, libraries and so forth. ❋ Unknown (1913)

In [old age], [Carnegie] used his wealth for benevolent purposes, [donating] large sums to found libraries and schools. ❋ LarstaiT (2003)

Harold- Do you know what benevolent means? Prostitute- Yes we do, It means we're gonna fuck you so hard your [dicks] gonna be [sore] for [2 weeks]. Harold- That is exactly....exactly what it means. ❋ Lord_almighty2 (2008)

[the man] gave [the dog] a [treat] ❋ Dog (2003)

1. The man [acted] with benevolence toward the [homeless]. 2. The woman gave the [starving] dog some food. ❋ Lovehorses94 (2008)

[Yo], [that guy] helped me, he's a very [benevolent] person ❋ Benevolent (2005)

He has given me some Benevolence [on my] [crack] [debt] ❋ Jim Beans Slow Brother Garth (2011)

student 1: i wrote my [composing] on how respectful my boss was. student 2: wtf what question did you do? [S1]: “some say bossy, i say benevolent overlord” [S2]: hold up, the fuck does benevolent mean? ❋ Simplemindedatarkid (2019)

When traffic is [merging] down to a single [lane], and assholes are using a [partial] lane to cut traffic, a benevolent asshole will block the partial lane, while maintaining his/her rightful place in line, thus preventing other assholes from cutting in line. ❋ I-66 Driver (2010)

She gave that [junkie] money [knowing] he would buy drugs, what a [benevolent fool] ❋ Notabenevolentfool (2018)

Girl: "Thank you guys for interfering between me and Nathan." Friend: "We didn't [interfere] [per se], it was...[matchmaking]." Boy: "Also known as benevolent interfering. Thank you. Don't do it again." ❋ CMW2 (2009)

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