Associations to the word «Benevolent»


BENEVOLENT, adjective. Having a disposition to do good.
BENEVOLENT, adjective. Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.
BENEVOLENT, adjective. Altruistic, charitable, good, just and fair.
BENEVOLENT, adjective. Generous.
BENEVOLENT ASSIMILATION, noun. (US) The assimilation of a people group, by absorbing foreign people into a new culture, with the primary stated reason being that it is an act of benevolence.
BENEVOLENT DICTATOR, noun. A dictator that has power because the people choose to allow him/her to; who must make wise use of power since the benevolent dictatorship system allows them to be peaceably removed from office.
BENEVOLENT DICTATORS, noun. Plural of benevolent dictator
BENEVOLENT DICTATORSHIP, noun. A dictatorship in which the leader has power only because the people choose to allow them to remain. This necessitates a wise use of power and generally prevents abuses since the benevolent dictator loses power if they are unsuitable.
BENEVOLENT DICTATORSHIPS, noun. Plural of benevolent dictatorship
BENEVOLENT OVERLORD, noun. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) A person in a position of power.

Dictionary definition

BENEVOLENT, adjective. Intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society".
BENEVOLENT, adjective. Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor".
BENEVOLENT, adjective. Generous in providing aid to others.
BENEVOLENT, adjective. Generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.