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"benevolent" in British English

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benevolentadjective

uk   /bəˈnev.əl.ənt/ us   /bəˈnev.əl.ənt/
kind and helpful: He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.
benevolence
noun [U] uk   /bəˈnev.əl.əns/ us   /bəˈnev.əl.əns/
benevolently
adverb uk   /bəˈnev.əl.ənt.li/ us   /bəˈnev.əl.ənt.li/
She smiled benevolently at me.
(Definition of benevolent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"benevolent" in American English

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benevolentadjective

us   /bəˈnev·ə·lənt/
kind and helpful: I grew up happily under the benevolent influence of my Uncle Walt.
benevolence
noun [U] us   /bəˈnev·ə·ləns/
(Definition of benevolent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “benevolent”
in Chinese (Simplified) 仁慈的,慈善的…
in Turkish iyiliksever, cömert, hayırsever…
in Russian доброжелательный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仁慈的,慈善的…
in Polish życzliwy…
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