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Definition of Benevolencia

  1. It is the practice of acts of kindness or an inclination to be kind. In other words, it is showing sympathy and willingness towards others in a selfless way. For example: The children managed to have food thanks to the benevolencia of Mr. Erasmus who gave us what we needed for the orphanage.
  2. In the strict sense, it is the virtue that a person has to promote the well-being of others. 


  1. Benignity
  2. Goodness
  3. Humanity
  4. Generosity
  5. Empathy


  1. Evil
  2. Insensitivity
  3. Selfishness
  4. Cruelty


Benevolencia is a word that comes from “benevolent” and qualifies the person who is described in this way. For its part, the word “benevolent” originates from the Latin benevolus, which designates disinterested empathy towards others. Therefore, its concept remains in Spanish.

In practical terms, Benevolencia is the quality of someone who volunteers in a soup kitchen, teaches children for free, helps old women to cross the street, or performs similar actions without any interest.


  1. In Colombia, there was a television section called “what a good wave” in which the benevolencia of the people was rewarded. There, the disinterested actions of some people around everyday situations unfavorable for others were observed.