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1. benevolent

adjective. ['bəˈnɛvələnt'] showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity.

Synonyms

  • kindly
  • openhearted
  • good-hearted
  • large-hearted
  • kind
  • charitable

Antonyms

  • uncommunicative
  • type
  • antitype
  • inconsiderate

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Words that Rhyme with Benevolent

  • malevolent
  • prevalent

How do you pronounce benevolent?

Pronounce benevolent as bəˈnɛvələnt.

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Example sentences of the word benevolent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Ask and answer questions like these: Would Plato have been a benevolent or autocratic leader?

2. Adjective
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 containing the word 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

2. benevolent

adjective. ['bəˈnɛvələnt'] generous in assistance to the poor.

Synonyms

  • eleemosynary
  • beneficent
  • charitable

Antonyms

  • unsympathetic
  • uncongenial
  • uncompassionate
  • inharmonious

3. benevolent

adjective. ['bəˈnɛvələnt'] generous in providing aid to others.

Synonyms

  • freehearted

Antonyms

  • dissimilar
  • malign
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