Benevolent



characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings:
a benevolent attitude; her benevolent smile.
desiring to help others; charitable:
gifts from several benevolent alumni.
intended for benefits rather than profit:
a benevolent institution.
Contemporary Examples

What Joan Rivers Said She Would Do If She Were Dictator of America Asawin Suebsaeng September 4, 2014
The Evolution of Darwin and Lincoln The Daily Beast February 2, 2009
The Unbearable Whiteness of Protesting Rawiya Kameir, Judnick Mayard December 9, 2014
‘Les Miserables’ Is New Frontrunner for Best Picture Oscar Marlow Stern November 25, 2012
Stop Picking On the Times Peter Osnos December 29, 2008

Historical Examples

The Popular Religion and Folk-Lore of Northern India, Vol. II (of 2) W. Crooke
Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II Francis Augustus Cox
Adventures among Books Andrew Lang
The Letters of Robert Burns Robert Burns
Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou

adjective
intending or showing goodwill; kindly; friendly: a benevolent smile, a benevolent old man
doing good or giving aid to others, rather than making profit; charitable: a benevolent organization
adj.

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