doing good or causing good to be done; conferring benefits; kindly in action or purpose.
- be·nef·i·cent·ly, adverb
- non·be·nef·i·cent, adjective
- non·be·nef·i·cent·ly, adverb
- un·be·nef·i·cent, adjective
- un·be·nef·i·cent·ly, adverb
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How to use beneficent in a sentence
To optimize for science, we need a beneficent technocrat in charge.Why Silicon Valley's Optimization Mindset Sets Us Up for Failure | Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami and Jeremy M. Weinstein | September 10, 2021 | Time
Carmakers have noted their moves toward electrification, their commitments to sustainability during the manufacturing process, and their general insistence on beneficent environmental stewardship.
I think if we teach machines to be creative, then they’ll be beneficent toward us, rather than just keeping us around as household pets.
He is the hyperkinetic, beneficent godfather of freed-heel skiing the Canaan Valley.Skiing West Virginia’s ‘Canadian Valley’ in a banner season | John Briley | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
NO thoughtful man can fail to appreciate its beneficent effect upon our institutions and people.The Best - And Worst - Post-Civil War Presidential Speeches on Race | David Frum | January 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is a beneficent heat wave of attention returning to the subject of Thelonious Monk.
Christians declare that the divine origin and truth of their religion are proved by its beneficent results.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
In the beneficent arrangements of Divine love to the young, the latter is first extended.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
A most beneficent work was set on foot in the foundation of Charity Schools.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Perhaps, too, I may be called to effect so beneficent a work, the humble instrument of a gracious God.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
The poem was simple and optimistic—it told of the beneficent qualities of rain, as it would appear to one whose roof did not leak.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for beneficent
- beneficently, adverb
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