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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Tall and extremely stout, she would have been of imposing presence if the great good-nature of her face had not made it impossible for her to express anything but kindliness.
And it is rather through his works than through the scanty facts of his life that we learn to know the real man, full of shrewd knowledge of the world, of humor, kindliness, and cheerful courage.
A youth passed in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine fosterage, has so refined the groundwork of my character that I cannot overcome an intense distaste to the usual brutality exercised on board ship: I have never believed it to be necessary, and when I heard of a mariner equally noted for his kindliness of heart and the respect and obedience paid to him by his crew, I felt myself peculiarly fortunate in being able to secure his services.
But the cabman, too, is worth the sympathy of the judicious; for he was a fellow of genuine kindliness and a high sense of personal dignity incensed by drink; and his advances had been cruelly and publicly rebuffed.
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.
Natasha's face, leaning out of the window, beamed with quizzical kindliness.
Stop, that the gentleman may see," said the officer, with that frank kindliness which is peculiar to military men, to the soldier who was acting as postilion.
This was no soil for kindliness and affection to blossom in.
But he had not taken into account the ocean of kindliness brimming over in the heart of Stepan Arkadyevitch.