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beneficent

adjective

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1 having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others
  • a beneficent couple who are regular volunteers at a homeless shelter

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2 having or showing a concern for the welfare of others
  • a beneficent effort to help out the needy during the holidays

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3 promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being
  • cultural activities have a beneficent effect on a community that can't be measured in dollars and cents

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The first known use of beneficent was circa 1616

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“Beneficent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beneficent. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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