Beneficent

  • 1 beneficent — (adj.) 1610s, doing good, charitable, probably from BENEFICENT (Cf. beneficent) on model of magnificent, etc …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 Beneficent — Be*nef i*cent, a. Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and charity; characterized by beneficence. [1913 Webster] The beneficent fruits of Christianity. Prescott. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Benevolent}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 beneficent — index beneficial, charitable (benevolent), charitable (lenient), donative, humane, liberal ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 beneficent — *benevolent Analogous words: *charitable, humanitarian, philanthropic, eleemosynary, altruistic: munificent, bountiful, bounteous, open handed, generous (see LIBERAL) Antonyms: maleficent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 beneficent — [bə nef′əsənt] adj. 1. showing beneficence; doing good 2. resulting in benefit beneficently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 beneficent — [[t]bɪne̱fɪs(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A beneficent person or thing helps people or results in something good. [FORMAL] In 1909 nuns were running more than 1,000 beneficent institutions …

    English dictionary

  • 7 beneficent — be|nef|i|cent [bıˈnefısənt] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: beneficus; BENEFICE] helping people, or resulting in something good ▪ the beneficent properties of natural remedies >beneficence n [U] >beneficently adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 beneficent — [bɪ nɛfɪs(ə)nt] adjective doing good or resulting in good. Derivatives beneficence noun beneficently adverb Origin C17: from L. beneficent , from bene facere do good (to) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 9 beneficent — adj. doing good; generous, actively kind. Derivatives: beneficence n. beneficently adv. Etymology: L beneficent (as BENEFICE) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 beneficent — adjective Etymology: back formation from beneficence Date: 1616 1. doing or producing good; especially performing acts of kindness and charity 2. beneficial • beneficently adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 beneficent — beneficently, adv. /beuh nef euh seuhnt/, adj. doing good or causing good to be done; conferring benefits; kindly in action or purpose. [1610 20; BENEFIC(ENCE) + ENT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 beneficent — adjective /bəˈnɛf.ə.sənt/ Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial. Syn: generous Ant: maleficent …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 beneficent — Synonyms and related words: almsgiving, altruistic, amicable, benevolent, benign, benignant, bighearted, charitable, cooperative, eleemosynary, favorable, freehearted, friendly, generous, greathearted, humanitarian, kind, kindly, kindly disposed …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 beneficent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. bountiful, generous. See benevolence.Ant., miserly, ungenerous. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. benign, salutary, benevolent; see helpful 1 , kind . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Characterized …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 beneficent — be|nef|i|cent [ bə nefısənt ] adjective FORMAL doing things that are intended to help people ╾ be|nef|i|cence [ bə nefısnt ] noun uncount ╾ be|nef|i|cent|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 beneficent — be·nef·i·cent || bɪ nefɪsnt adj. kind; good …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 beneficent — a. 1. Bountiful, benevolent, kind, liberal, generous, bounteous, princely, munificent. 2. Benign, favorable, beneficial, benignant, salutary …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 beneficent — adjective formal doing things to help people; generous beneficence noun (U) beneficently adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 beneficent — be·nef·i·cent …

    English syllables

  • 20 beneficent — UK [bəˈnefɪs(ə)nt] / US [bəˈnefɪsənt] adjective formal doing things that are intended to help people Derived words: beneficence UK / US [bəˈnefɪs(ə)nt] noun uncountable beneficently adverb …

    English dictionary