Synonyms of benevolent in English:


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1‘they thought him a benevolent and conscientious guardian’

kind, kindly, kind-hearted, warm-hearted, tender-hearted, big-hearted, good-natured, good, gracious, tolerant, benign, compassionate, caring, sympathetic, considerate, thoughtful, well meaning, obliging, accommodating, helpful, decent, neighbourly, public-spirited, charitable, altruistic, humane, humanitarian, philanthropic
generous, magnanimous, munificent, unselfish, ungrudging, unstinting, open-handed, free-handed, free, liberal, lavish, bountiful, beneficent, indulgent
literary bounteous
rare benignant

unkind, tight-fisted

2‘a benevolent institution for the aged and infirm’

charitable, non-profit-making, non-profit, not-for-profit
historical almsgiving
rare eleemosynary