Benevolent vs Avaricious - What's the difference?

benevolent | avaricious |


As adjectives the difference between benevolent and avaricious

is that benevolent is having a disposition to do good while avaricious is actuated]] by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of [[accumulate|accumulating property.

benevolent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having a disposition to do good.
  • Chinese and Eastern mythologies describe dragons as benevolent .
  • Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.
  • altruistic, charitable, good, just and fair.
  • generous.
  • Antonyms

    * malevolent

    See also

    * benevolence * benevolently * benevolentness

    avaricious

    English

    Alternative forms

    * avaritious (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Actuated]] by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of [[accumulate, accumulating property.
  • * Robert Montgomery Bird (1806-1854)
  • In a word, he was called a hard, avaricious , rapacious man, whose chief business was to enrich himself...

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * avariciously * avariciousness

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