Roget category 9066. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.2. Diffusive sympathetic affections
Christian charity —
God's grace —
good will —
good nature, good feeling, good wishes — kindness, kindliness etc. adj. — loving-kindness, benignity, brotherly love, charity, humanity, fellow-feeling, sympathy — goodness of heart, warmth of heart — bonhomie — kind-heartedness — amiability, milk of human kindness, tenderness — love etc. 897 — friendship etc. 888.
toleration, consideration, generosity — mercy etc. (pity) 914.
charitableness etc. adj. — bounty, almsgiving — good works, beneficence, the luxury of doing good" [Goldsmith]. acts of kindness, a good turn — good offices, kind offices good treatment, kind treatment.
good Samaritan, sympathizer, bon enfant [Fr.] — altruist.
have one's heart in the right place,
bear good will —
wish Godspeed —
view with an eye of favor,
regard with an eye of favor —
take in good part —
take an interest in,
feel an interest in —
be interested in,
feel interested in —
feel for —
enter into the feelings of others, do as you would be done by, meet halfway.
treat well — give comfort, smooth the bed of death — do good, do a good turn — benefit etc. (goodness) 648 — render a service, be of use — aid etc. 707.
warm-hearted, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, large-hearted, broad-hearted — merciful etc. 914 — charitable, beneficent, humane, benignant — bounteous, bountiful.
good-natured, well-natured — spleenless† — sympathizing, sympathetic — complaisant etc. (courteous) 894 — well-meant, well-intentioned.
fatherly, motherly, brotherly, sisterly — paternal, maternal, fraternal — sororal† — friendly etc. 888.
with a good intention,
with the best intentions.
much good may it do!,
act a charity sometimes"
a tender heart, a will inflexible"
de mortuis nil nisi bonum [Lat.],
say only good things about the dead,
don't speak ill of the dead —
kind words are more than coronets"
quando amigo pide no hay manana [Lat.] —
the social smile, the sympathetic tear"
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