beneficent beneficent  /ˌbɛ nə ˈfɪ ʃənt/


  1. (adj) doing or producing good
  2. (adj) generous in assistance to the poor

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  1. He flitted about China building deluxe villas for his family, blowing money at chic nightclubs, and playing the beneficent philanthropist.
  2. That concept of the beneficent, omnipotent will of God and the need to always submit to it, whether we like it or not, is not new.
  3. But what gives the film its modest greatness and its permanent value is its record of one of the few beneficent giants of this century: Toscanini.



  1. "It should be an exciting and unusual event," Sacks said in an interview this week. "I will talk about the therapeutic and beneficent power of music as a physician, and then their wonderful choir will perform. ...... And the audience will...
    on May 31, 2005 By: Oliver Sacks Source: Orlando Sentinel

  2. Lincoln asked Americans to set aside time "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens."
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Abraham Lincoln Source:

  3. Accordingly, Washington designated a day for devotion to God, acknowledged God as "that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be," and called upon all Americans to "unite in...
    on Jul 19, 2005 By: George Washington Source: The Conservative Voice

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