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Meaning of KINDNESS

Pronunciation:  'kIndnis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a kind act
  2. [n]  tendency to be kind and forgiving
  3. [n]  the quality of being warm-hearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

KINDNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: benignity, forgivingness
 Antonyms: unkindness
 See Also: action, benefaction, benevolence, benevolence, considerateness, consideration, consideration, cupboard love, endearment, favor, favour, forgiveness, generosity, generousness, good, goodness, loving-kindness, mercifulness, mercy, pardon, thoughtfulness, thoughtfulness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Kind"ness\, n. [From {Kind}. a.]
1. The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various
   senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition

         I do fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of
         human kindness To catch the nearest way. --Shak.

         Unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.

2. A kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great

Syn: Good will; benignity; grace; tenderness; compassion;
     humanity; clemency; mildness; gentleness; goodness;
     generosity; beneficence; favor.

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