Definition of benevolent :
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.
softhearted, freehearted, warmhearted, openhearted, merciful, human, good-hearted, large-hearted, kind-hearted, warm-hearted, sympathetic, pitying, forgiving, helpful, attitude, goodhearted, tender-hearted, kindly, appealing, tenderhearted, benignant, caring, study at kind, nice, sensitive, eleemosynary, warm, likable, give, kindhearted, harmonic, likeable, good, philanthropical, do-good
benevolent (part of speech: adjective)
compassionate, humane, altruistic, munificent, neighborly, humanitarian, chivalrous, high-minded, philanthropic, beneficent, considerate, kind, noble, charitable, motherly, unselfish, bountiful, alms-giving, generous
mild (part of speech: adjective)
even, tolerant, amiable, clement, soft, lenient, meek, genial, peaceful, insipid, permissive, cordial, liberal, forbearing, benign, mild, libertarian, open-minded, peaceable, quiet, moderate, gentle, sweet, broad-minded, lax, tender
paternal (part of speech: adjective)
generous (part of speech: adjective)
- It was a benevolent idea, but it is clear we are not to be allowed to carry it out." - "The Squire's Daughter", Silas K(itto) Hocking.
- He does well, however, to return to his benevolent friend, the Medium. - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.
- She had always known that they had not told her all the truth; that the benevolent conspiracy to protect Dick extended even to her. - "The Breaking Point", Mary Roberts Rinehart.