◄ Benevolence ►

1. (n.) The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness\; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote their happiness.

2. (n.) An act of kindness; good done; charity given.

3. (n.) A species of compulsory contribution or tax, which has sometimes been illegally exacted by arbitrary kings of England, and falsely represented as a gratuity.

BOMFOG Benthamism Christian charity Christian love accommodatingness act of grace act of kindness advantageousness affability agape agreeableness altruism amiability amity auspiciousness benefaction beneficence beneficialness benefit benevolent disposition benevolentness benignancy benignity bigheartedness blessing boon brightness brotherly love caritas charitableness charity cheerfulness cheeriness class clemency cogency comity commiseration compassion complaisance compliance compliment condolence condonation contribution courtesy decency desert disregard do-goodism donation excellence expedience fairness favor favorableness feeling fineness first-rateness flower power forbearance forgiveness forgivingness fortunateness friendliness friendship generosity generousness gift giving good auspices good deed good offices good omen good turn goodliness goodness goodwill grace graciosity graciousness grant greatheartedness healthiness helpfulness humanitarianism humanity indulgence kind deed kind offices kindliness kindly act kindness labor of love largeheartedness largess leniency long-suffering longanimity love love of mankind luckiness magnanimity manna mercy merit mitigation mitzvah niceness obligation obligingness office overlooking pardon pathos patience philanthropism philanthropy pity pleasantness present profitableness propitiousness prosperousness quality quarter relief reprieve rewardingness ruth self-pity service skillfulness soundness superiority sympathy tolerance turn unrevengefulness unselfishness usefulness utilitarianism validity value virtue virtuousness welfarism well-disposedness wholeness worth


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