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  • 181genial — sociable, affable, *gracious, cordial Analogous words: *kind, kindly, benign, benignant: friendly, neighborly, *amicable: jocund, jovial, jolly, blithe, *merry: cheerful, happy, *glad Antonyms: saturnine (manner, di …

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  • 182gracious — gracious, cordial, affable, genial, sociable are used to describe persons or their words or acts who or which are markedly pleasant and easy in social intercourse. Gracious implies kindliness and courtesy especially to inferiors. When it carries… …

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  • 183grand — adj Grand, magnificent, imposing, stately, majestic, august, noble, grandiose are comparable when they mean large, handsome, dignified, and impressive. They vary somewhat in the emphasis which they respectively place on these qualities, and they… …

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  • 184grim — 1 Grim, implacable, relentless, unrelenting, merciless grievanceare comparable when they mean so inexorable or obdurate as to repel or bar any effort to move one from one s purpose or course. Grim (see also GHASTLY) usually implies tenacity of… …

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  • 185humane — humanitarian, *charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, eleemosynary, altruistic Analogous words: compassionate, *tender, warmhearted: gentle, lenient, mild (see SOFT): clement, merciful, tolerant, *forbearing: kindly, *kind, benign, benignant… …

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  • 186indulgent — lenient, *forbearing, tolerant, clement, merciful Analogous words: humoring, pampering (see INDULGE): forgiving, pardoning, condoning, excusing (see EXCUSE vb): benignant, benign, *kind, kindly: mild, gentle (see SOFT) Antonyms: strict Contrasted …

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  • 187kindly — benign, benignant, *kind Analogous words: *gracious, cordial, genial, affable, sociable: *amiable, good natured, complaisant, obliging: friendly, neighborly (see AMICABLE): considerate, *thoughtful, attentive Antonyms: unkindly: acrid (of temper …

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  • 188lenient — 1 *soft, gentle, smooth, mild, bland, balmy Analogous words: assuaging, alleviating, relieving (see RELIEVE): grateful, agreeable, welcome, gratifying, pleasing, *pleasant Antonyms: caustic Contrasted words: harsh, *rough 2 indulgent, merciful,… …

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  • 189malevolent — malignant, malign, *malicious, spiteful Analogous words: *sinister, baleful, malign, malefic, maleficent Antonyms: benevolent Contrasted words: benign, benignant, *kind, kindly: *charitable, humane, altruistic, humanitarian, philanthropic,… …

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  • 190malign# — malign adj 1 malignant, *malicious, malevolent, spiteful Analogous words: inimical, hostile, rancorous, antipathetic, antagonistic (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY): venomous, virulent, *poisonous, toxic Antonyms: benign Contrasted words:… …

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  • 191malignant — malign, malevolent, *malicious, spiteful Analogous words: virulent, venomous (see POISONOUS): *envious, jealous: baneful, noxious, *pernicious: diabolical, devilish, *fiendish Antonyms: benignant Contrasted words: benign, * …

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  • 192merciful — clement, *forbearing, tolerant, lenient, indulgent Analogous words: compassionate, *tender: benignant, benign, *kind, kindly: forgiving, pardoning, condoning (see EXCUSE vb) Antonyms: merciless Contrasted words: *grim, implacable, relentless,… …

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  • 193mercy — mercy, charity, grace, clemency, lenity are comparable when meaning the disposition to show compassion or kindness in one s treatment of others, especially of those who offend one and who are in one s power to punish or rebuke. Mercy implies… …

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  • 194propitious — auspicious, *favorable, benign Analogous words: benignant, *kind, kindly: fortunate, *lucky, providential, happy Antonyms: unpropitious: adverse Contrasted words: *sinister, malefic, maleficent, malign, baleful: * …

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  • 195providential — *lucky, fortunate, happy Analogous words: benign, auspicious, propitious, *favorable: benignant, kindly, #kind …

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  • 196sympathetic — 1 *consonant, congenial, congruous, compatible, consistent Analogous words: agreeing, harmonizing or harmonious, accordant, correspondent (see corresponding verbs at AGREE) 2 *tender, compassionate, warm, warmhearted, responsive Analogous words:… …

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  • 197warmhearted — warm, sympathetic, *tender, compassionate, responsive Analogous words: *loving, affectionate: *kind, kindly, benign, benignant: heartfelt, hearty, wholehearted, *sincere Antonyms: coldhearted Contrasted words: austere, *severe, stern: * …

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  • 198accommodating — adj obliging, cooperative, indulging, patronizing, complaisant; adaptable, pliable, yielding, easy to deal with; helpful, suitable, favorable; pleasant, pleasing, gracious, benign, benignant; benevolent, kind, kindly, sympathetic; generous,… …

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  • 199amiable — adj 1. pleasant, pleasing, likeable, good natured, good humored, Scot, and North Eng., Irish Eng. sonsy; delightful, nice, sweet, sweet tempered, lovable; kind, kindly, Scot. couthie, complaisant; sympathetic, understanding; kindhearted, warm… …

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  • 200amicable — adj 1. friendly, congenial, neighborly, sociable, fraternal, brotherly, sisterly, companionable; affable, approachable, accessible, communicative, conversive; easy, open, unreserved, familiar, free and easy, easygoing; affectionate, demonstrative …

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