Benignant vs Beneficent - What's the difference?

benignant | beneficent |


As adjectives the difference between benignant and beneficent

is that benignant is kind; gracious; favorable while beneficent is given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.

benignant

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Kind; gracious; favorable.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 417:
  • Here Nature appears in her richest attire, and Art, dressed with the modestest simplicity, attends her benignant mistress.

    beneficent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.
  • Synonyms

    * generous * beneficient

    Antonyms

    * maleficent