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

kind′heart′ed·ly adv.
kind′heart′ed·ness n.
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(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"
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Characterized by kindness and concern for others:
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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.
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.
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Jane is exceedingly kindhearted; but she has a talent for making herself ridiculous that nothing can suppress.
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.
'Now keep close to my side,' said the sailor, 'and let us be moving quickly.' 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.
Never had pupil a more patient, unwearying, considerate, kindhearted master.
Bless you, you think everybody's as straightforward and kindhearted as you are."
In a tribute, his family described Barry as "kindhearted" and "generous".
THE family of a motorcyclist who died after veering off a Gateshead road have said he was a "kindhearted man".
Gabrielle Vella, PSHE teacher, said: "I am incredibly proud of these girls for using their own initiative and being kindhearted. I hope that they both continue to make a difference to others."