Antonyms of adj benevolent

3 of 4 senses of benevolent

Sense 2
charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted -- (showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor")

INDIRECT (VIA kind) -> unkind -- (lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all")

Sense 3
benevolent, freehearted -- (generous in providing aid to others)

INDIRECT (VIA generous) -> stingy, ungenerous -- (unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds")

Sense 4
beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic -- (generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions")

INDIRECT (VIA charitable) -> uncharitable -- (lacking love and generosity; "all pious words and uncharitable deeds"- Charles Reade)

Similarity of adj benevolent

4 senses of benevolent

Sense 1
benevolent -- (intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society")

Sense 2
charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted -- (showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor")
       => kind (vs. unkind) -- (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter")

Sense 3
benevolent, freehearted -- (generous in providing aid to others)
       => generous (vs. stingy) -- (willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation")

Sense 4
beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic -- (generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions")
       => charitable (vs. uncharitable) -- (full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust")

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