Benevolence

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Benevolence->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ benevolence
benevolence
Christian charity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ God's love
God's love
God's grace
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ good will
good will
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ philanthropy
philanthropy
&c. 910
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ unselfishness
unselfishness
&c. 942
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ good nature
good nature
good feeling
good wishes
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ kindness
kindness
kindliness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ loving-kindness
loving-kindness
benignity
brotherly love
charity
humanity
fellow-feeling
sympathy
???>:
goodness of heart
warmth of heart
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bonhomie
bonhomie
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ kind-heartedness
kind-heartedness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ amiability
amiability
milk of human kindness
tenderness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ love
love
&c. 897
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ friendship
friendship
&c. 888
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ toleration
toleration
consideration
generosity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mercy
mercy
&c.(pity) 914
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ charitableness
charitableness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ bounty
bounty
almsgiving
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ good works
good works
beneficence
=>the luxury of doing good
the luxury of doing good
=>(Goldsmith)
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ acts of kindness
acts of kindness
a good turn
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ good offices
good offices
kind offices good treatment
kind treatment
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ good Samaritan
good Samaritan
sympathizer
bon enfant
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ altruist
altruist
PARAG:Benevolence->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be benevolent
be benevolent
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have one's heart in the right place
have one's heart in the right place
bear good will
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ wish well
wish well
wish Godspeed
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ view with an eye of favor
view with an eye of favor
regard with an eye of favor
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ take in good part
take in good part
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ take an interest in
take an interest in
feel an interest in
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be interested in
be interested in
feel interested in
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ sympathize with
sympathize with
feel for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fraternize
fraternize
&c.(be friendly) 888
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ enter into the feelings of others
enter into the feelings of others
do as you would be done by
meet halfway
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ treat well
treat well
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ give comfort
give comfort
smooth the bed of death
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ do good
do good
do a good turn
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ benefit
benefit
&c.(goodness) 648
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ render a service
render a service
be of use
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ aid
aid
&c. 707
PARAG:Benevolence->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ benevolent
benevolent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ kind
kind
kindly
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ well-meaning
well-meaning
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ amiable
amiable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ obliging
obliging
accommodating
indulgent
gracious
complacent
good-humored
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ warm-hearted
warm-hearted
kind-hearted
tender-hearted
large-hearted
broad-hearted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ merciful
merciful
&c. 914
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ charitable
charitable
beneficent
humane
benignant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ bounteous
bounteous
bountiful
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ good-natured
good-natured
well-natured
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ spleenless
spleenless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ sympathizing
sympathizing
sympathetic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ complaisant
complaisant
&c.(courteous) 894
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ well-meant
well-meant
well-intentioned
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ fatherly
fatherly
motherly
brotherly
sisterly
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ paternal
paternal
maternal
fraternal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ sororal
sororal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ friendly
friendly
&c. 888
PARAG:Benevolence->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with a good intention
with a good intention
with the best intentions
PARAG:Benevolence->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ Godspeed
Godspeed
=>!
much good may it do
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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