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beneficence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of beneficence

  1. 1 a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution the town library stays open primarily through beneficences from concerned residents Synonyms alms, benefaction, contribution, charity, donation, philanthropyRelated Words offering, tithe; bequest, endowment, legacy; aid, assistance, dole, handout, relief, welfare; grant, subsidy; benevolence, bestowal, largesse (also largess), present, presentation

  2. 2 sympathetic concern for the well-being of others a religious leader whose beneficence is felt by all who meet him Synonyms benignancy, benevolence, benignity, compassionateness, good-heartedness, humaneness, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, softheartedness, tenderheartedness, tenderness, warmheartednessRelated Words attentiveness, considerateness, thoughtfulness; affability, friendliness, good-naturedness, good-temperedness, warmth; graciousness, niceness, pleasantness; clemency, leniency, mercifulness; patience, tolerance, understanding; altruism, charitableness, charity; generosity, greatheartedness, magnanimity, philanthropy, unselfishnessNear Antonyms mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness; inconsiderateness, insensitivity, thoughtlessness; grimness, harshness, severity, sternness, toughness; hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, meanness, spitefulness, virulence, vitriolAntonyms barbarity, barbarousness, bestiality, brutality, brutishness, callousness, cold-bloodedness, cruelty, hard-heartedness, heartlessness, inhumanity, insensateness, savageness, savagery, unfeelingness, unkindliness, unkindness



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