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Beneficent is sometimes a misspelling of beneficial.

Beneficent (kindly; doing good) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective beneficent

What does beneficent mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. doing or producing good
    • example: the most beneficent regime in history
    • antonym: maleficent
    • similar: benefic
    • attribute: beneficence = the quality of being kind or helpful or generous
    • see also: kind
  2. generous in assistance to the poor

Alternative definition of the adjective beneficent

adjective

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

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (2000)

by Bryan A. Garner

beneficent; benevolent; benefit'; beneficial. The etymological difference between beneficent and benevolent is that between deeds and sentiments. Beneficent = doing good, charitable (be- nefic now being merely a needless ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Benevolent, which applies primarily to persons, means kindly in feelings and disposed to be generous or charitable, thereby emphasizing the will to do good, while beneficent, which applies to persons and things, means doing or effecting ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms... (1898)

With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows

Beneficent. Syn. Bountiful, benevolent, benignant. Ant. Hard, uncommiserating, griping, unbeneficent, illiberal, oppressive, ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran (2013)

by John Penrice

beneficent, most honourable. pass. Honoured. image n.a. Grief, distress. image A throne. image Plur. image kind, beneficent, gracious, image 25 v. 72, (2nd declension) comp. image form, Most image II. To honour. part. IV. To honour, make ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

might be syncretized a beneficent godling of light, a ghost of some early member of a tribe conspicuous for musical ability, and the maleficent godling of light, who causes death and damage as in ...

Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited

kindly: benign: beneficent: favourable { astro!

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With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine. (Bertrand Russell)
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Scrabble value of B3E1N1E1F4I1C3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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