Benevolent [buh-nev-uh-luh nt] (adjective)
- someone who does good deeds or shows goodwill
Common Usage: a benevolent attitude; her benevolent smile;a benevolent institution.
Malevolent [muh-lev-uh-luh nt] (adjective)
- they wish evil on others.
Now guess the meaning of related words:
- Malign Vs Benign
- Malediction Vs Benediction
- Maleficent Vs Beneficent
- Malefactor Vs Benefactor
- Malefaction Vs Benefaction