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Overview of adj benevolent

The adj benevolent has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. benevolent

(intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society")

2. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted

(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 in providing aid to others)

4. beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic

(generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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