charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted(adj)
showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
"was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"
pleasant and agreeable
"a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"
in a kind manner or out of kindness
"He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.
accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed
adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike
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The North American system only wants to consider the positive aspects of reality. Men and women are subjected from childhood to an inexorable process of adaptation; certain principles, contained in brief formulas are endlessly repeated by the Press, the radio, the churches, and the schools, and by those kindly, sinister beings, the North American mothers and wives. A person imprisoned by these schemes is like a plant in a flowerpot too small for it: he cannot grow or mature.
I wish you all the good and charm that life can offer. Think of me kindly, and rest assured that no one would more rejoice to hear of your happiness.
How can a democracy function if we can't talk to one another and if we can't disagree kindly, with respect for one another's differences.
The entire law or scripture is summed up in a single command. Guess what it could be? It's nothing else but love your neighbour as yourself, scripture reference (Galatians 5 : 14). So, says the scripture and I'm saying the same thing. You've got to love all and sundry, even if you don't like them. Do you hate at the expense of love? If yes then, please do away with hatred and kindly replenish yourself with love. For, a call to love all is a divine command which you should strictly adhere to. Yes of course, you should love and never hate. Besides, God first loved us. So that we can love one another in return. Therefore, love all and hate none.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
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- amablementCatalan, Valencian
- dobrosrdečný, mile, laskavý, laskavě, vlídně, srdečněCzech
- venligst, venligDanish
- freundlicherweise, Bitte, liebenswürdig, freundlichGerman
- bondadosamente, agradable, bondadoso, amablementeSpanish
- ystävällisesti, mukava, hyväntahtoisesti, ystävällinen, hyväntahtoinenFinnish
- gentillement, veuillez, aimablement, gentimentFrench
- gentilmente, volete, per piacereItalian
- vriendelijk, beminnelijkDutch
- amável, gentil, agradávelPortuguese
- добродушно, добрый, благожелательно, любезноRussian
- vui lòngVietnamese
- amiståvmint, binamêymint, s' i vs plaitWalloon
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