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Friendliness, generosity and kindness - thesaurus

Synonyms

kindness

noun

kind behaviour, or kind feelings

generosity

noun

kindness, especially in giving things to people

hospitality

noun

friendly and generous behaviour towards visitors and guests, intended to make them feel welcome

warmth

noun

a kind and friendly quality in someone or something

consideration

noun

a kind way of behaving that shows you care about other people’s feelings and needs

support

noun

help and kindness that you give to someone who is having a difficult time

altruism

noun

a way of thinking or behaving that shows you care about other people and their interests more than you care about yourself

liberality

noun

formal the behaviour of someone who gives things or money in a generous way

solicitude

noun

formal behaviour that shows you care about someone’s health, feelings, safety etc

charity

noun

kindness that you show towards other people by not judging them or criticizing them too severely

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attention

noun

special care, help, or treatment for someone or something

attentions

noun

behaviour that shows someone that you love them or that you take a lot of interest in them

bounty

noun

literary generous behaviour

clemency

noun

formal a decision not to punish someone severely, made by someone in a position of authority

collegiality

noun

formal the quality of being relaxed, friendly, and cooperative, as is typical among a group of close colleagues

delicacy

noun

a sensitive and careful way of dealing with a difficult situation

diplomacy

noun

the ability to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them

discretion

noun

careful and sensitive behaviour that does not upset or offend people

forgiveness

noun

the action or feeling of forgiving someone

indulgence

noun

behaviour towards someone that is very kind, especially when it should be strict

kindness

noun

a kind action

largesse

noun

formal generous acts of giving presents or money to a large number of people

mercy

noun

the act of forgiving someone or not treating them severely, especially someone who you have the authority to punish

the milk of human kindness

kindness towards other people. The expression comes from Shakespeare’s play Macbeth.

quarter

noun

literary kind behaviour towards someone who you have defeated or someone who is under your authority

self-sacrifice

noun

the behaviour of someone who chooses not to have or to do something that they want in order to help other people

sensitivity

noun

the quality of understanding how someone feels and being careful not to offend them

sensitivity

noun

the quality of understanding something and being careful not to do anything that harms or damages it

someone’s good deed for the day

something good and helpful that someone does

tender loving care

the process of looking after someone or something with kindness and love

TLC

noun

informal tender loving care: sympathy and support that you show to someone, especially when they feel ill, upset etc

tough love

noun

a strict but kind way of dealing with someone who has a problem

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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