Benevolent Definition

Characterized by or given to doing good.
American Heritage
Doing or inclined to do good; kindly; charitable.
Webster's New World
Suggestive of doing good; agreeable.
A benevolent smile.
American Heritage
Characterized by or resulting from benevolence.
Webster's New World
Relating to a charitable organization that operates without making a profit.
American Heritage

Origin of Benevolent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin benevolēns benevolent- bene well deu-2 in Indo-European roots volēns present participle of velle to wish wel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French benivolent, from Latin bene (“well”) + volō.

    From Wiktionary

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