2. [syn: beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Beneficent \Be*nef`i*cent\, a.
Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and
charity; characterized by beneficence.
The beneficent fruits of Christianity. --Prescott.
Syn: See Benevolent.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: doing or producing good; "the most beneficent regime in
history" [ant: maleficent]
2: generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent
contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic
contributions" [syn: beneficent, benevolent,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "beneficent":
almsgiving, altruistic, amicable, benevolent, benign, benignant,
bighearted, charitable, cooperative, eleemosynary, favorable,
freehearted, friendly, generous, greathearted, humanitarian, kind,
kindly, kindly-disposed, largehearted, neighborly, philanthropic,
propitious, welfare, welfare statist, welfarist, well-affected,
well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant