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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: benevolent(0.00943 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to benevolent.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
adj 1: doing or producing good [syn: beneficent, gracious]
2: intending or showing kindness; “a benevolent society”
3: having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the
welfare or happiness of others; “his benevolent smile”; “a
benevolent nature” [syn: good] [ant: malevolent]
4: generous in providing aid to others [syn: freehearted]
5: generous in assistance to the poor; “a benevolent
contributor”; “eleemosynary relief”; “philanthropic
contributions” [syn: beneficent, eleemosynary, philanthropic]
English → English (gcide)
Benevolent \Be*nev"o*lent\, a. [L. benevolens, -entis; bene well
(adv. of bonus good) + volens, p. pr. of volo I will, I wish.
See Bounty, and Voluntary.]
Having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting
love to mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and
happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind;
charitable. -- Be*nev"o*lent*ly, adv.
Syn: Benevolent, Beneficent.
Usage: Etymologically considered, benevolent implies wishing
well to others, and beneficent, doing well. But by
degrees the word benevolent has been widened to
include not only feelings, but actions; thus, we speak
of benevolent operations, benevolent labors for the
public good, benevolent societies. In like manner,
beneficent is now often applied to feelings; thus, we
speak of the beneficent intentions of a donor. This
extension of the terms enables us to mark nicer shades
of meaning. Thus, the phrase “benevolent labors”
turns attention to the source of these labors, viz.,
benevolent feeling; while beneficent would simply mark
them as productive of good. So, “beneficent
intentions” point to the feelings of the donor as
bent upon some specific good act; while “benevolent
intentions” would only denote a general wish and
design to do good.