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Kind, sympathetic, or generous. See Synonyms at kind1.

kind′heart′ed·ly adv.
kind′heart′ed·ness n.


(ˈkaɪndˈhɑr tɪd)

showing sympathy or kindness.
kind′heart′ed•ly, adv.
kind′heart′ed•ness, n.
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Adj.1.kindhearted - 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"


Characterized by kindness and concern for others:
References in classic literature ?
Chief among those who did this fetching and carrying was Captain Bildad's sister, a lean old lady of a most determined and indefatigable spirit, but withal very kindhearted, who seemed resolved that, if she could help it, nothing should be found wanting in the Pequod, after once fairly getting to sea.
He could now, without the drawback of a single unpleasant surmise, without a glance forward at any possible treachery in his guest, give way to all his natural kindhearted civility in solicitous inquiries after Mr.
Tinor and Fayaway here appeared; the kindhearted old woman embracing Toby's knees, and giving way to a flood of tears; while Fayaway, hardly less moved, spoke some few words of English she had learned, and held up three fingers before him--in so many days he would return.
I was saved from being a "respectable hardware and commission merchant, doing a capital bit of business," and I felt grateful to the protuberance which had been the means of my salvation, as well as to the kindhearted female who had originally put these means within my reach.
Be the kindhearted man you always were," she said, trying to smile though tears were in her eyes.
There now, you'll have a chance of a holiday with your good man,' said Nikita, who from kindhearted politeness always said something to anyone he was alone with.
Never had pupil a more patient, unwearying, considerate, kindhearted master.
Bless you, you think everybody's as straightforward and kindhearted as you are.
She was a gentle, kindhearted person who was a friend to many and took great joy in spending time with those she loved.
YOUNG women at a Teesside charity can now enjoy a brew thanks to a donation of tea hampers from kindhearted students.
A GRANDMOTHER who is on a onewoman mercy mission is urging kindhearted Geordies to give generously.
Residents are being asked to nominate the kindhearted folk who put others before themselves for a Citizen's Award.