Definitions for kindnessˈkaɪnd nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kind•nessˈkaɪnd nɪs(n.)

  1. the state or quality of being kind.

  2. a kind act; favor.

  3. kind behavior.

  4. friendly feeling; liking.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kindness(noun)

    the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

  2. forgivingness, kindness(noun)

    tendency to be kind and forgiving

  3. kindness, benignity(noun)

    a kind act

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kindness(noun)ˈkaɪnd nɪs

    generosity or caring

    an act of kindness; his kindness toward people he doesn't know; She showed great kindness.


  1. kindness(Noun)

    The state of being kind.

  2. kindness(Noun)

    An instance of kind or charitable behaviour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kindness(adj)

    the state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence

  2. Kindness(adj)

    a kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness


  1. Kindness

    Kindness is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behavior, pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions. Research has shown that acts of kindness does not only benefit receivers of the kind act, but also the giver, as a result of the release of neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of contentment and relaxation when such acts are committed.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the quality of being kind

I'll never forget her kindness; Thank you for all your kindness.

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