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benevolentadjective accommodating, affable, altruistic, amiable, amicable, bearing good will, benevolus, benign, big-hearted, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, complacent, condolent, considerate, cooperative, cordial, decent, disposed to good, doing good, empathetic, freehanded, friendly, full of good will, genial, good-humored, good natured, gracious, hospitable, humane, humanitarian, indulgent, kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly disposed, liberal, magnanimous, merciful, munificent, neighborly, obliging, openhanded, softhearted, solicitous, supportive, sympathizing, tender, thoughtful, tolerant, ungrudging, unselfish, unsparing, unstinting, warm, warmhearted, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant
Associated concepts: benevolent and charitable organization, benevolent and charitable purposes, benevolent association, benevolent corporation, benevolent institution, benevolent use, charitable corporation
See also: charitable, donative, generous, humane, lenient, liberal, meritorious, nonprofit, paternal, philanthropic, placable, propitious