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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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Noun1.kindheartedness - sympathy arising from a kind heart
fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
mellowness - kindheartedness through maturity or old age
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Fanny, in her pity and kindheartedness, was at great pains to teach him how to learn, giving him all the helps and directions in her power, trying to make an artificial memory for him, and learning every word of his part herself, but without his being much the forwarder.
'His years in the service were handled with dedication, efficiency, competency, industry, honesty and integrity, and kindheartedness as witnessed by his superiors, co-workers, subordinates, and those who knew him,' Braga said in her privilege speech.
"We couldn't have achieved this without that resolve, determination and kindheartedness, so thanks to all our donors."
Despite all the tantrums and political trauma which Abiodun faced during the electioneering period, he never reneged on his kindheartedness, humility and show of gratitude.
"The generosity and kindheartedness of the people of our great city and beyond never ceases to amaze.
Tiangco commended Alden's kindheartedness. 'Kaya patuloy din siyang bini-bless ng Panginoon kasi hindi niya nakakalimutang mag-share at hindi niya nakakalimutan yung mga nangangailangan.
Tales of his compassion and kindheartedness were known far and wide.
Because everyone who knows Minwoo is aware of his kindheartedness and faithfulness, the sadness is even greater."
chain analysis in DBT); (3) cognitive games ("T" riddles in ACT and Chinese finger trap) and recognizing automatic negative thinking; 4 learning to change negative and maladaptive cognition using the CBT method; 5 discussing changes and acceptance (6 degrees of Buddhism) and improving psychological flexibility; 6 personality characteristics analysis and discussing experiences of growing up (psychoanalysis); 77 discussing how to improve relationships and build up a good support system ("kindheartedness and justice" in Confucianism); 8 reviewing previous sessions, planning for the future and building long-term psychological support.
There still exists the opportunity to hand over parking tickets but with increasing numbers of people paying for parking on their mobiles, that gesture of unbidden kindheartedness will soon be consigned to history too.
He said that the teaching of sufis could be utilised to raise softness and kindheartedness among all the human beings.
Thanks to God Almighty and thanks to the kindheartedness and exceptional compassion of Chief Prosecutor Mohammad Abdullah Al Ali, my client had the chance to say goodbye to his son, who had been dying painfully and slowly ...