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benevolent

adjective

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1 having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others
  • a benevolent willingness to provide veterinary services to low-income families at greatly reduced prices

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2 having or showing a concern for the welfare of others
  • a benevolent businessman who has donated money and time to helping inner-city youths

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“Benevolent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/benevolent. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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