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Meaning of KINDLINESS

Pronunciation:  'kIndleenis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
 

KINDLINESS is a 10 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: helpfulness
 
 See Also: friendliness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Kind"li*ness\, n.
1. Natural inclination; natural course. [Obs.] --Milton.

2. The quality or state of being kindly; benignity;
   benevolence; gentleness; tenderness; as, kindliness of
   disposition, of treatment, or of words.

         In kind a father, but not in kindliness.
                                               --Sackville.

3. Softness; mildness; propitiousness; as, kindliness of
   weather, or of a season.

         Fruits and corn are much advanced by temper of the
         air and kindliness of seasons.        --Whitlock.

 

 

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