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Definition of "beneficent" []

  • Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity. (adjective)
  • Producing benefit; beneficial. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beneficent" in a sentence
  • "Ancient Mariner assured him in beneficent cackles."
  • "On the other hand, maybe we think that governments do behave, at least some of the time, in beneficent fashion."
  • "Iran diplomacy had broken up and Obama in Oslo reclaimed for America the title of beneficent world garrison state."