benevolently


benevolently

adjective

  1. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings: a benevolent attitude; her benevolent smile.
  2. desiring to help others; charitable: gifts from several benevolent alumni.
  3. intended for benefits rather than profit: a benevolent institution.

adjective

  1. intending or showing goodwill; kindly; friendlya benevolent smile; a benevolent old man
  2. doing good or giving aid to others, rather than making profit; charitablea benevolent organization
adj.

mid-15c., “wishing to do good, kindly,” from Middle French benivolent and directly from Latin benevolentem (nominative benevolens) “wishing (someone) well, benevolent,” related to benevolentia “good feeling” (see benevolence). Related: Benevolently.

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