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benevolent is a synonym of compassionate

adjective [ buh-nev-uh-luhnt ]

benevolent is another word for compassionate

Compassionate and benevolent both describe people who want to help others (a compassionate and caring friend; a benevolent and well-loved leader).

Compassionate emphasizes wanting to help others because of a sympathy for their suffering or misfortune (He was too compassionate for his own good).

Benevolent emphasizes wanting to help other people out of a sense of goodwill, or a desire to be kind (The CEO became unusually benevolent after a Christmas-time haunting).

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devoted is a synonym of loyal

adjective [ dih-voh-tid ]

devoted is another word for loyal

Loyal and devoted both describe being emotionally attached to someone or something, and being dedicated to it because of that attachment.

Loyal means being faithful to a person, thing, or cause (a loyal friend; a loyal member of the party), while devoted means being particularly intense or zealous in your attachment (a devoted follower of football; a devoted mother).

Devoted implies feelings of care and love, whereas loyal is less specific: you might be loyal for moral reasons, economic reasons, because you think it’s advantageous to you, or any other reason, including feelings of care and love.

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ingenious is a synonym of creative

adjective [ in-jeen-yuhs ]

ingenious is another word for creative

Creative describes someone who has a talent to create things (a creative cook). It also describes something that required a lot of originality and imagination to make (a creative design).

Ingenious describes something that is particularly clever, especially when it’s a thing requiring original thinking to create (an ingenious plan; an ingenious machine).

Creative and ingenious can both describe things that resulted from thinking outside the box (a creative response to the question; an ingenious use of resources).

Creative emphasizes having or showing imagination. Ingenious emphasizes inventiveness, cleverness, and resourcefulness.

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