Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections
BENEVOLENCE, Christian charity; Gods love, Gods grace; good will; philanthropy [See Philanthropy]; unselfishness [See Disinterestedness].
good -nature, - feeling, - wishes; kindness, kindliness &c. adj.; loving-kindness, benignity, brotherly love, charity, humanity, kindly feelings, fellow-feeling, sympathy; goodness -, warmth- of heart; warm-heartedness, bonhomie or bonhommie, kind-heartedness; amiability, milk of human kindness, tenderness; love [See Love]; friendship [See Friendship]; toleration, consideration; mercy (pity) [See Pity].
CHARITABLENESS &c. adj.; bounty, almsgiving; good works, beneficence, generosity; the luxury of doing good [Goldsmith]. acts of kindness, a good turn; good -, kind- -offices, - treatment.
PHILANTHROPIST, one who loves his fellow-men [Hunt], salt of the earth; good Samaritan, sympathizer, well-wisher, bon enfant [F.]; altruist.
BE BENEVOLENT &c. adj.; have ones heart in the right place, bear good will; wish well, wish Godspeed; view -, regard- with an eye of favor; take in good part; take -, feel- an interest in; be -, feel- interested- in; have a fellow-feeling for, sympathize with, feel for; fraternize &c. (be friendly) [See Friendship].
enter into the feelings of others, practice the Golden Rule, do as you would be done by, meet halfway.
treat well; give comfort, smooth the bed of death; do good, do a good turn; benefit (goodness) [See Goodness]; render a service, render assistance, give one a hand, be of use; aid [See Aid].