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adjective. ['bəˈnɛvələnt'] showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity.
Rhymes with Benevolent
How do you pronounce benevolent?
Pronounce benevolent as bəˈnɛvələnt.
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Sentences with benevolent
1. Noun, singular or mass
Ask and answer questions like these: Would Plato have been a benevolent or autocratic leader?
Even benevolent pits can harm children or other animals through overzealous efforts at friendly play.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
With the right socialization and training, Rottweilers often benevolent around children.
Quotes about benevolent
1. The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
2. Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.
- Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day
3. My theory is that hope is a form of madness. A benevolent one, sure, but madness all the same. Like an irrational superstition--broken mirrors and so forth--hope's not based on any kind of logic, it's just unfettered optimism, grounded in nothing but faith in things beyond our control.
- Benjamin Wood, The Bellwether Revivals
adjective. ['bəˈnɛvələnt'] generous in assistance to the poor.
adjective. ['bəˈnɛvələnt'] generous in providing aid to others.