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English definition of “benevolent”


adjective uk   /bɪˈnev.əl.ənt/ us  
kind and helpful: He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.Kind and thoughtful
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ us  
Kind and thoughtful
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She smiled benevolently at me.Kind and thoughtful
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