Definition of beneficent
- a beneficent policy
- a beneficent leader
- beneficent bacteria
a humane and beneficent policy
a beneficent couple who are regular volunteers at a homeless shelter
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atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, callous, cold-blooded, cruel, fiendish, hard-hearted, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, sadistic, savage, truculent, uncompassionate, unfeeling, unkind, unkindly, unsympathetic, vicious, wanton;
altruistic, brotherly, charitable, freehanded, generous, greathearted, humanitarian, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, noble, openhearted, philanthropic (also philanthropical), selfless, unselfish, unsparing;
: doing or producing good
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