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benevolent (adj) generous; kindly; helpful.

A kind and generous person is benevolent. Being benevolent is also being charitable. People who give liberally for charitable purposes are benevolent. A person who appears kindly and gentle has benevolent looks. A person in authority is benevolent if they are kind to people who work under them.

  • Higgins was so benevolent to his orphaned niece and nephew that he financed totally their graduate programs in prestigious institutions.
  • George looks benevolent and is benevolent. Rather unusual for an employer, he announced on the New Year's Day, liberal gifts for his employees, and scholarships to support their children's education.
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