- Antonyms of BENEVOLENT
Hard-hearted, cheap, savage, stonyhearted, atrocious, cruel, vicious, self-concerned, inhuman, parsimonious, bestial, barbarous, unsentimental, unkindly, sadistic, uncharitable, malicious, nasty, inhumane, self-obsessed, malign, unfeeling, cold-blooded, malevolent, ironhearted, stingy, hateful, miserly, heartless, severe, malignant, unsympathetic, selfish, merciless, tough, unkind, unthinking, hard-boiled, self-indulgent, mean, pitiless, uncaring, harsh, self-seeking, stern, spiteful, ungenerous, self-centered, virulent, closefisted, brutish, ruthless, Fiendish, wanton, truculent, inconsiderate, brutal, barbaric, callous, tight, brute, insensate, heavy-handed, tightfisted, niggardly, uncompassionate, insensitive, thoughtless, grim.
- Examples of usage:
- Minard and his wife were exceedingly benevolent. - "The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honore de Balzac
- But I am benevolent in the exercise of my power. - "Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
- We are quite sure that children begin with loving others quite as intensely as they love themselves,- forgetting themselves in their love of others,- if they only have as fair a chance of being benevolent and self- sacrificing as of being selfish. - "Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy." by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann