Definition of Beneficent

1. Adjective. Doing or producing good. "The most beneficent regime in history"

Attributes: Beneficence
Similar to: Benefic
Also: Kind
Derivative terms: Beneficence, Beneficence, Benefit
Antonyms: Maleficent



2. Adjective. Generous in assistance to the poor. "Philanthropic contributions"
Exact synonyms: Benevolent, Eleemosynary, Philanthropic
Similar to: Charitable

Definition of Beneficent

1. a. Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and charity; characterized by beneficence.

Definition of Beneficent

1. Adjective. Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beneficent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beneficent

benefactive case
benefactive cases
benefactive role
benefactor
benefactors
benefactour
benefactress
benefactresses
benefactrix
benefacts
benefic
benefice
beneficed
beneficence
beneficences
beneficent (current term)
beneficential
beneficently
benefices
beneficial
beneficial owner
beneficially
beneficialness
beneficiaries
beneficiary
beneficiate
beneficiated
beneficiates
beneficiating
beneficiation

Literary usage of Beneficent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1843)
"... so that the faithful believers shall in the other world, by a beneficent necessity, become exalted: •• God «aid : • Some countenances shall on that day ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... and fertility are the beneficent characteristics of all the later works of Raphael's life. It is evident that the artist the feeling is communicated to ..."

3. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry : Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1825)
"... What he beholds and loves, the general orb beneficent and active. Thus the men Of life and being; to be great like Him, Whom nature's works instruct, ..."

4. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edvard Westermarck (1908)
"considered at least occasionally beneficent is also ver prevalent among uncivilised peoples.1 The gods of the pagan Lapps were all good, although they took ..."

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