Benevolent – kindly
A person who is benevolent performs kindly or charitable acts.
Everyone thought Big Ben looked violent (benevolent) when he bent over, but he was doing a kindly act, laying a cloth over a puddle.
Examples of benevolent in a sentence
The lord of the estate was benevolent – he gave presents to his servants and tenants on their birthdays and at Christmas.
Holding the door open for Mary was very benevolent of you.
Michael is a benevolent person, always raising money for worthy causes.