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benevolence Line breaks: ben|evo¦lence
Pronunciation: /bɪˈnɛv(ə)l(ə)ns/
/bɪˈnɛvəl(ə)ns/ /bɪˈnɛvələns/

Definition of benevolence in English:


[mass noun]
The quality of being well meaning; kindness.
Example sentences
  • As Confucius saw long ago, benevolence or concern for humanity is the indispensable root of it all.
  • After all, how can we expect a person who is cruel to small creatures to show kindness and benevolence to his countrymen?
  • Any positive act of benevolence or good will is one that could be considered sacred.

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