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Meaning of BENEFICENCE

Pronunciation:  bu'nefisuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being kind or helpful or generous
  2. [n]  doing good; feeling beneficent
 

BENEFICENCE is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Antonyms: balefulness, maleficence, maleficence, mischief
 
 See Also: benevolence, free grace, good, goodness, grace, grace of God

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*nef"i*cence\, n. [L. beneficentia, fr.
beneficus: cf. F. b['e]n['e]ficence. See {Benefice}.]
The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or
charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.

      And whose beneficence no charge exhausts. --Cowper.

Syn: See {Benevolence}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agape, alms, altruism, auspiciousness, benefaction, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignancy, benignity, Benthamism, bigheartedness, BOMFOG, brightness, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, cheerfulness, cheeriness, Christian charity, Christian love, contribution, do-goodism, favorableness, flower power, fortunateness, generosity, giving, good auspices, good omen, goodwill, grace, greatheartedness, humanitarianism, largeheartedness, love, love of mankind, luckiness, offering, philanthropism, philanthropy, propitiousness, prosperousness, utilitarianism, welfarism, well-disposedness
 

 

 

 

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