What does kindness mean?

Definitions for kindness
ˈkaɪnd nɪskind·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kindnessnoun

    the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

  2. forgivingness, kindnessnoun

    tendency to be kind and forgiving

  3. kindness, benignitynoun

    a kind act

Wiktionary

  1. kindnessnoun

    The state of being kind.

  2. kindnessnoun

    An instance of kind or charitable behaviour.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Kindnessnoun

    Benevolence; beneficence; good will; favour; love.

    Etymology: from kind.

    If there be kindness, meekness, or comfort in her tongue, then is not her husband like other men. Ecclus. xxxvi. 23.

    Old Lelius professes he had an extraordinary kindness for several young people. Jeremy Collier, of Friendship.

    Ever blest be Cytherea’s shrine,
    Since thy dear breast has felt an equal wound,
    Since in thy kindness my desires are crown’d. Matthew Prior.

    Love and inclination can be produced only by an experience or opinion of kindness to us. John Rogers, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kindnessadjective

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

  2. Kindnessadjective

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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. kindness

    The quality of being kind.

    The kindness shown was so beautiful and made our hearts feel such love towards each other.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kindness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kindness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of kindness in a Sentence

  1. Keisha Lance Bottoms:

    Christopher Edwards Jr. and Erin Edwards were beautiful, vibrant, and brilliant young adults, whom we had the pleasure of knowing their entire lives. They filled the lives of all who met them with joy, compassion, and kindness. May the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding, be with the Christopher Edwards Jr. family and all who had the honor to have known them.

  2. Steve Limani:

    Kaycee Lang preyed on someone's kindness.

  3. John Helliwell:

    We found during 2021 remarkable worldwide growth in all three acts of kindness monitored in the Gallup World Poll, helping strangers, volunteering, and donations in 2021 were strongly up in every part of the world, reaching levels almost 25% above their pre-pandemic prevalence.

  4. Amy Johnson:

    The day after that, he was waiting at the bus stop all by himself, Lane revealed. He got on all smiles and talking to me the whole time, so he is doing much better now. In a larger sense, Lane said that she hopes the simple tale reminds others that the smallest acts of kindness can often have the biggest impacts in other peoples lives. You dont have to say anything, but just to show someone you are there, makes a big difference in someones day.

  5. Pearl S. Buck:

    I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.

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