noun see benevolent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • benevolentness — index charity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • benevolentness — noun The state or quality of being benevolent …   Wiktionary

  • benevolentness — be·nev·o·lent·ness …   English syllables

  • benevolentness — noun see benevolent * * * beˈnevolentness rare 0. [f. benevolent + ness.] = benevolence. in Bailey. Hence in Johnson, and mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • benevolent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin benevolent , benevolens, from bene + volent , volens, present participle of velle to wish more at will Date: 15th century 1. a. marked by or disposed to doing good < a benevolent donor > b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • benevolent — benevolently, adv. benevolentness, n. /beuh nev euh leuhnt/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • charity — char·i·ty n pl ties: a gift for humanitarian, philanthropic, or other purposes beneficial to the public (as maintaining a public building); also: an institution (as a hospital or school) or organization founded by such a gift compare private… …   Law dictionary

  • agape — Synonyms and related words: Amor, BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, accord, accordance, admiration, adoration, affection, affinity, aghast, agog, agreement, ajar, all agog, altruism, amazed, amity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • altruism — Synonyms and related words: BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape, beneficence, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, bigheartedness, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, commitment, consecration …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beneficence — Synonyms and related words: BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape, alms, altruism, auspiciousness, benefaction, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignancy, benignity, bigheartedness, brightness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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