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"benevolent" in British English

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benevolentadjective

uk   us   /bɪˈnev.əl.ənt/
kind and ​helpful: He was a benevolent ​old man and wouldn't ​hurt a ​fly.
benevolence
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
benevolently
adverb uk   us   /-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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