kind-hearted


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kind-hearted

adj
characterized by kindness; sympathetic
ˌkind-ˈheartedly adv
ˌkind-ˈheartedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kind-hearted - having or proceeding from an innately kind disposition; "a generous and kindhearted teacher"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"

kind-hearted

Translations

kind-hearted

[ˈkaɪndˈhɑːtɪd] ADJ [person, action] → bondadoso, de buen corazón
to be kind-heartedser bondadoso, tener buen corazón

kind-hearted

adjgutherzig, gütig

kind-hearted

[ˌkaɪndˈhɑːtɪd] adjbuono/a, di buon cuore

kind2

(kaind) adjective
ready or anxious to do good to others; friendly. He's such a kind man; It was very kind of you to look after the children yesterday.
ˈkindly adverb
1. in a kind manner. She kindly lent me a handkerchief.
2. please. Would you kindly stop talking!
adjective
having or showing a gentle and friendly nature. a kindly smile; a kindly old lady.
ˈkindliness noun
ˈkindness noun
the quality of being kind. I'll never forget her kindness; Thank you for all your kindness.
ˌkind-ˈhearted adjective
having or showing kindness. She is too kind-hearted to hurt an animal.
References in classic literature ?
A KIND-HEARTED Physician sitting at the bedside of a patient afflicted with an incurable and painful disease, heard a noise behind him, and turning saw a cat laughing at the feeble efforts of a wounded mouse to drag itself out of the room.
He's a very kind-hearted gentleman, Squire Fentolin, but he don't like strangers hanging around.
He was a gentle, kind-hearted little man, and Dorothy grew to like him afterward.
Her kind-hearted uncle, you may be sure, was too fearful of distressing her to ask many questions as they travelled.
Yes, he is small, but he is quick and willing, and kind-hearted, too, and then he wishes very much to come, and his father would like it; and I know the master would like to give him the chance.
If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable, moreover, of quelling disorder: then your soldiers must be likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical purpose.
I think," she said, "that you must be very kind-hearted, for a soldier.
I was present when a kind-hearted man was on the point of separating forever the men, women, and little children of a large number of families who had long lived together.
Travelling ought also to teach him distrust; but at the same time he will discover, how many truly kind-hearted people there are, with whom he never before had, or ever again will have any further communication, who yet are ready to offer him the most disinterested assistance.
Ronnie Howard was a muchloved personality, fun-loving, gentle, kind-hearted and generally the life and soul, much-loved son, brother, cousin, uncle and his greatest achievement - father.
A KIND-HEARTED grandfather has replaced a two-year-old's trike stolen from outside her home.