Beneficent vs. Benevolent

Beneficent vs. Benevolent — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Beneficent and Benevolent

Beneficentadjective

Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity.

Benevolentadjective

Characterized by or given to doing good

"a benevolent philanthropist who donated the funds to found the town library" (Willie Morris).

Beneficentadjective

Producing benefit; beneficial.

Benevolentadjective

Suggestive of doing good; agreeable

a benevolent smile.

Beneficentadjective

Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.

Benevolentadjective

Relating to a charitable organization that operates without making a profit.

Beneficentadjective

doing or producing good;

the most beneficent regime in history

Benevolentadjective

Having a disposition to do good.

Chinese and Eastern mythologies describe dragons as benevolent.

Beneficentadjective

doing or producing good

Benevolentadjective

Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.

Beneficentadjective

generous in assistance to the poor;

a benevolent contributoreleemosynary reliefphilanthropic contributions

Benevolentadjective

Altruistic, charitable, good, just and fair.

Benevolentadjective

doing or producing good

Benevolentadjective

intending or showing kindness;

a benevolent society

Benevolentadjective

having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others;

his benevolent smilea benevolent nature

Benevolentadjective

generous in providing aid to others

Benevolentadjective

generous in assistance to the poor;

a benevolent contributoreleemosynary reliefphilanthropic contributions