kindliness


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kind·li·ness

 (kīnd′lē-nĭs)
n.
1. The quality or state of being kindly.
2. A kindly deed.

kind•li•ness

(ˈkaɪnd li nɪs)

n.
1. the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence.
2. a kindly deed.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kindliness - friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
friendliness - a friendly disposition

kindliness

noun kindness, charity, sympathy, humanity, compassion, friendliness, gentleness, benevolence, amiability, beneficence, benignity, kind-heartedness His kindliness and warmth made him particularly effective with staff welfare.

kindliness

noun
Translations
لَطافَه
godhjertethedvenlighed
vinsemd, góîvild
iyi kalplilikiyilik

kindliness

[ˈkaɪndlɪnɪs] Nbondad f

kindliness

[ˈkaɪndlinɪs] ngentillesse f

kindliness

kindliness

[ˈkaɪndlɪnɪs] ngentilezza

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 ?
Oh, you'll get over that," responded Mattingly, with an exasperating confidence that drove her nearly frantic, from the manifest kindliness of intent that made it impossible for her to resent it.
answered the artist, a strange gleam of half-hidden sarcasm flashing through the kindliness of his manner.
I have not known the man to whose innate kindliness I would more confidently make an appeal.
Shelby, being entirely ignorant of her husband's embarrassments, and knowing only the general kindliness of his temper, had been quite sincere in the entire incredulity with which she had met Eliza's suspicions.
No one-sided portrait, --no wholesale complaints,--but strict justice done, whenever individual kindliness has neutralized, for a moment, the deadly system with which it was strangely allied.
Possibly, some people might suspect him of a degree of under-bred pride; I have a sympathetic chord within that tells me it is nothing of the sort: I know, by instinct, his reserve springs from an aversion to showy displays of feeling - to manifestations of mutual kindliness.
He dared not do anything that would imply a stronger interest in a poor man's adopted child than could be expected from the kindliness of the young Squire, when a chance meeting suggested a little present to a simple old fellow whom others noticed with goodwill; but he told himself that the time would come when he might do something towards furthering the welfare of his daughter without incurring suspicion.
This, then, being agreed upon, the viceroy landed, and Don Antonio Moreno took the fair Morisco and her father home with him, the viceroy charging him to give them the best reception and welcome in his power, while on his own part he offered all that house contained for their entertainment; so great was the good-will and kindliness the beauty of Ana Felix had infused into his heart.
Rob looked at him swiftly, and saw naught but kindliness in his glance.
In spite of her thick red lips, a sign of great kindliness, the forehead revealed too great a lack of ideas to allow of the heart being guided by intellect; she was evidently benevolent without grace.
This girl alone, among all the green Martians with whom I came in contact, disclosed characteristics of sympathy, kindliness, and affection; her ministrations to my bodily wants were unfailing, and her solicitous care saved me from much suffering and many hardships.
In former years they had marched rough shod over enormous areas, taking toll by brute force even when kindliness or diplomacy would have accomplished more; but now they were in bad straits--so bad that they had shown their true colors scarce twice in a year and then only when they came upon an isolated village, weak in numbers and poor in courage.