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  • 161charitable — a. 1. Benevolent, beneficent, benignant, kind, benign, liberal, bountiful, generous, open handed. 2. Considerate, lenient, mild, candid …

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  • 162gracious — a. 1. Benevolent, benignant, benign, favorable, kind, friendly, merciful, condescending, compassionate, tender, lenient, mild, gentle. 2. Affable, familiar, courteous, civil, polite, familiar, easy …

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  • 163humane — a. 1. Kind, benevolent, benignant, obliging, accommodating, tender, sympathetic, charitable, compassionate, clement, gentle, kindhearted, tender hearted, good hearted. 2. Proper to man, manlike, worthy of man. 3. Elevating, refining, cultivating …

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  • 164merciful — a. 1. Clement, lenient, pitiful, forgiving, gracious, compassionate. 2. Kind, compassionate, tender, benignant, mild, gentle, pitiful, tender hearted, humane …

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  • 165philanthropic — a.; (also philantropical) Benevolent, kind, benignant, gracious, humane, loving mankind …

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  • 166boon — I. n. 1. Gift, present, benefaction, grant, favor. 2. Benefit, blessing, advantage, good, privilege. II. a. 1. Kind, bountiful, generous, benign, benignant. 2. Gay, merry, jovial, jolly, convivial …

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  • 167compassionate — I. a. Tender, pitying, sympathetic, merciful, benignant, gracious, clement, kind, inclined to pity, full of compassion. II. v. a. Pity, commiserate, feel pity for, be moved with sympathy for …

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  • 168kind — I. a. Benevolent, beneficent, benignant, humane, gracious, friendly, kindly, complacent, complaisant, bland, generous, obliging, bounteous, accommodating, philanthropic, compassionate, mind, benign, clement, good, amiable, charitable, gentle,… …

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  • 169sweet — I. a. 1. Sugary, honeyed, saccharine, luscious. 2. Redolent, fragrant, balmy. 3. Soft, melodious, harmonious, mellifluous, dulcet, musical, mellow, tuneful, silvery, silver toned. 4. Beautiful, fair, lovely. 5. Delightful, agreeable, pleasant,… …

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  • 170benign — adjective 1) a benign grandfatherly role Syn: kindly, kind, warmhearted, good natured, friendly, warm, affectionate, agreeable, genial, congenial, cordial, approachable, tenderhearted, gentle, sympathetic, compassionate, car …

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  • 171bountiful — adjective 1) their bountiful patron Syn: generous, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, unselfish, unstinting, lavish; benevolent, beneficent, charitable, philanthropic; rare eleemosynary, benignant Ant: mean …

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  • 172acrimonious — *angry, irate, indignant, wrathful, wroth, mad Analogous words: testy, splenetic, choleric, *irascible, cranky, cross: rancorous, hostile, antagonistic (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY): quarrelsome, contentious, *belligerent Antonyms: irenic,… …

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  • 173amiable — amiable, good natured, obliging, complaisant mean having or manifesting the desire or disposition to please. All may refer either to moods or to temperaments. Amiable usually implies friendliness, affability, or kindliness, qualities that inspire …

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  • 174benevolent — 1 *charitable, philanthropic, eleemosynary, humanitarian, humane, altruistic Analogous words: benign, benignant, kindly, *kind: generous, *liberal, bountiful, bounteous, openhanded: obliging, complaisant, *amiable Antonyms: malevolent Contrasted… …

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  • 175benign — 1 benignant, kindly, *kind Analogous words: *gracious, genial, cordial, affable: sympathetic, *tender, compassionate: *suave, urbane, bland Antonyms: malign Contrasted words: malignant, malevolent, *malicious, spiteful: * …

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  • 176bland — adj 1 smooth, *suave, urbane, diplomatic, politic Analogous words: benign, benignant, *kind, kindly: *amiable, complaisant, obliging, good natured: slick, unctuous (see FULSOME) Antonyms: brusque Contrasted words: * …

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  • 177clement — merciful, lenient, indulgent, *forbearing, tolerant Analogous words: compassionate, *tender, sympathetic: benign, benignant, kindly, *kind: humane, benevolent, *charitable Antonyms: harsh: barbarous Contrasted words: *severe, stern, austere: * …

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  • 178crabbed — *sullen, surly, glum, morose, gloomy, sulky, saturnine, dour Analogous words: crusty, gruff, brusque, blunt (see BLUFF): testy, choleric, cranky, cross, splenetic, *irascible: snappish, huffy, *irritable Contrasted words: *amiable, good natured,… …

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  • 179envious — envious, jealous, though not close synonyms, are comparable because both carry as their basic meaning that of grudging another s possession of something desirable. Envious stresses a coveting of something (as riches, possessions, or attainments)… …

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  • 180favorable — favorable, benign, auspicious, propitious mean being of good omen or presaging a happy or successful outcome. Favorable implies that the persons or circumstances involved tend to assist in attaining one s ends persons by being kindly disposed or… …

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