Kindness

  • 1 Kindness — is the act or the state of charitable behavior to other people.In philosophy and cultureKindness is considered to be one of the Knightly Virtues, and is a recognized value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion). It is considered… …

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  • 2 Kindness — 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 beneficence. [1913 Webster] I do fear thy nature; It is too full o the milk of human kindness To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 kindness — [n1] compassion, generosity affection, altruism, amiability, beneficence, benevolence, charity, clemency, consideration, cordiality, courtesy, decency, delicacy, fellow feeling, forbearance, gentleness, good intention, goodness, good will, grace …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 kindness — index affection, benefit (conferment), benevolence (disposition to do good), charity, clemency, consideration (sympathetic regard), goodwill …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 kindness — (n.) c.1300, courtesy, noble deeds, from KIND (Cf. kind) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning kind deeds; kind feelings is from late 14c. O.E. kyndnes meant nation; produce, an increase …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 kindness — ► NOUN 1) the quality of being kind. 2) a kind act …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 kindness — [kīnd′nis] n. [ME kyndeness] 1. the state, quality, or habit of being kind 2. a kind act or kindly treatment 3. Archaic kind feeling; affection; goodwill …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 kindness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ loving ▪ simple ▪ genuine, natural ▪ unexpected …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 kindness — n. quality of being good, kind 1) to display, show kindness 2) human kindness 3) kindness to, towards 4) out of kindness (she did it out of kindness) good, kind act 5) to do smb. a kindness 6) to repay, return a kindness * * * [ kaɪndnɪs] return… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 kindness — kind|ness [ˈkaındnıs] n 1.) [U] kind behaviour towards someone ▪ I can t thank you enough for your kindness. 2.) a kind action do sb a kindness ▪ It would be doing him a kindness to tell him the truth. →kill sb with kindness at ↑kill1 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 kindness — noun 1 (U) kind behaviour towards someone: I can t thank you enough for your kindness. 2 (C) a kind action: do sb a kindness: It would be doing him a kindness to tell him the truth. see also: kill sb with kindness kill 1 (11) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 kindness — [[t]ka͟ɪndnəs[/t]] kindnesses 1) N UNCOUNT Kindness is the quality of being gentle, caring, and helpful. We have been treated with such kindness by everybody. 2) N COUNT A kindness is a helpful or considerate act …

    English dictionary

  • 13 kindness — UK [ˈkaɪn(d)nəs] / US [ˈkaɪndnəs] noun Word forms kindness : singular kindness plural kindnesses a) [uncountable] kind behaviour, or kind feelings I shall never forget the kindness of the nursing staff. b) [countable] a kind action We remember… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 kindness — see feed a dog for three days and he will remember your kindness for three years; feed a cat for three years and she will forget your kindness in three days with a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant by a hair …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 15 kindness — /kuynd nis/, n. 1. the state or quality of being kind: kindness to animals. 2. a kind act; favor: his many kindnesses to me. 3. kind behavior: I will never forget your kindness. 4. friendly feeling; liking. [1250 1300; ME kindenes. See KIND1,… …

    Universalium

  • 16 kindness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of being kind] Syn. tenderness, good intentions, consideration, sympathy, sweetness, benevolence, generosity, helpfulness, kindheartedness, indulgence, delicacy, tact, benignity, mildness, courtesy,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 kindness — Synonyms and related words: accommodatingness, act of grace, act of kindness, advantageousness, affability, agreeableness, aid, amiability, amiableness, amicability, amicableness, amity, assistance, auspiciousness, benefaction, beneficence,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 kindness — God s kindness is shown both in his ordering of creation and the natural processes of rain and sunshine and of harvests (Acts 14:17), but also in the abundance of his grace in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:7; Tit. 3:4–7). It is an attitude that is to be… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 19 kindness — kind|ness [ kaındnəs ] noun uncount kind behavior or kind feelings: I ll never forget the kindness of the nurses. a. count a kind action: We remember his many small kindnesses to the children …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 kindness —    obsolete    bribery    Another form of consideration:     ... what hath passed between us of kindness to hold his tongue. (Pepys, 1668 he was worried that the person who had bribed him would talk about it) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms