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beneficent

view main entry for beneficentadjective formal  /bəˈnefɪs(ə)nt/
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beneficence

   noun [uncountable]
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beneficently

adverb
beneficently adverbHelpful and willing to help: helpful, friendly, kind, caring, good-hearted, generous, forthcoming, good, well-disposed, well-meant

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