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Meaning of BENEFICENT

Pronunciation:  bu'nefisunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  doing or producing good; "the most beneficent regime in history"
  2. [adj]  generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"
  3. [adj]  doing or producing good
 

BENEFICENT is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: benefic, charitable, eleemosynary, gracious, philanthropic
 
 Antonyms: maleficent
 
 See Also: benevolent, good

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*nef`i*cent\, a.
Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and
charity; characterized by beneficence.

      The beneficent fruits of Christianity.   --Prescott.

Syn: See {Benevolent}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: almsgiving, altruistic, amicable, benevolent, benign, benignant, bighearted, charitable, cooperative, eleemosynary, favorable, freehearted, friendly, generous, greathearted, humanitarian, kind, kindly, kindly-disposed, largehearted, neighborly, philanthropic, propitious, welfare, welfare statist, welfarist, well-affected, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant
 

 

 

 

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