One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they raised money for an AIDS charity’
non-profit-making organization, non-profit organization, not-for-profit organization, voluntary organization, charitable institution
fund, trust, foundation, cause, movement
2‘we may be poor but we don't need charity’
financial assistance, aid, welfare, relief, financial relief, funding
handouts, gifts, presents, largesse, donations, contributions, grants, endowments, scholarships, bursaries, subsidies
historical alms, almsgiving
rare donatives, benefactions
3‘his actions are rooted in self-interest rather than charity’
philanthropy, humanitarianism, humanity, altruism, public-spiritedness, social conscience, social concern, benevolence, benignity, beneficence, generosity, magnanimity, munificence, largesse
unselfishness, selflessness, self-sacrifice, self-denial
4‘show a bit of charity to those less fortunate than you’
goodwill, compassion, consideration, concern, kindness, kindliness, kind-heartedness, tenderness, tender-heartedness, warm-heartedness, brotherly love, love, sympathy, understanding, fellow feeling, thoughtfulness, indulgence, tolerance, liberality, decency, nobility, graciousness, lenience, leniency
literary bounty, bounteousness
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