benevolent

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Etymology[edit]

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

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benevolent (comparative more benevolent, superlative most benevolent)

  1. Having a disposition to do good.
    Chinese and Eastern mythologies describe dragons as benevolent.
  2. Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.
  3. altruistic, charitable, good, just and fair.
  4. generous.

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