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be•nev•o•lent



Pronunciation: (bu-nev'u-lunt), [key]
adj.
1. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings: a benevolent attitude; her benevolent smile.
2. desiring to help others; charitable: gifts from several benevolent alumni.
3. intended for benefits rather than profit: a benevolent institution.

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