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EtymologyEdit

From bien (well) and veuillant (archaic present participle of vouloir; unrelated to veiller). Calque of Latin benevolēns.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bienveillant (feminine singular bienveillante, masculine plural bienveillants, feminine plural bienveillantes)

  1. benevolent

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Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French bienvoulant.

AdjectiveEdit

bienveillant m (feminine singular bienveillante, masculine plural bienveillans, feminine plural bienveillantes)

  1. friendly; friends (attributively)

NounEdit

bienveillant m (plural bienveillans)

  1. friend

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bienveillant on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)