American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or state of being kind.
- n. An instance of kind behavior: I will always remember your many kindnesses to me.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being kind; good will; benevolence; beneficence of action or manner.
- n. A kindly or tender feeling; affection; love.
- n. That which is kind; an act of good will; a benefaction: as, to do one a kindness.
- n. Accordance with mood or desire; fitness; agreeableness; congruity: as, the kindness of the elements.
- n. Synonyms Tenderness,compassion, humanity, clemency, mildness, gentleness, goodness, generosity, fellow-feeling. See benignant and kindly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.
- n. A kind act; an act of good will.
- n. the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
- n. tendency to be kind and forgiving
- n. a kind act
- From kind + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Stewart wound up the bit by saying everyone should take a lesson in kindness from the Sanchez episode.”
“But papa was stern for once, and vowed that I had been served quite right, declared that I should not be removed from school, and sent old Swishtail a brace of pheasants for what he called his kindness to me.”
“Usually he prefaces his turn with a plaintive speech in which he refers to the kindness and fair play shown him by his Australian audiences.”
“I was still trying to reconcile the term kindness with the bad-tempered Raziel I’d been saddled with.”
“Mamma enjoys the birds very much, and I think I do more; for I have the double pleasure of giving them to mamma, and of eating them afterwards; but your kindness is the best of all.”
“He exasperates me every moment by his stupidity, which you call his kindness; by his dullness, which you call his confidence, and then, above all, because he is my husband, instead of you.”
“He had, of course, received the letter we had written to him from Tripataly, and quite pained me by the gratitude he showed for what he called my kindness to his daughter.”
“I should not be removed from school, and sent old Swishtail a brace of pheasants for what he called his kindness to me.”
“Since I look like your daughter Catherine, that which you call my kindness ought not to surprise you.”
“Once again kindness is not living up to her moniker; -)”
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