Benevolent vs Helpful - What's the difference?

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Benevolent is a related term of helpful.


As adjectives the difference between benevolent and helpful

is that benevolent is having a disposition to do good while helpful is furnishing help; giving aid; useful.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    helpful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * helpfull (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.
  • See also

    * helpfully * helpfulness