Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of kindness
Meaning of kindness by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From kind +‎ -ness


    kindness ( countable and uncountable; plural: kindnesses )

    1. The state of being kind .
    2. An instance of kind or charitable behaviour .

Explanation of kindness by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a kind act

    2. tendency to be kind and forgiving

    3. the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

    Definition of kindness by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Kindness n. [From Kind. a.]
      1. The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.

      I do fear thy nature;

      It is too full o' the milk of human kindness

      To catch the nearest way. Shak.

      Unremembered acts

      Of kindness and of love. Wordsworth.

      2. A kind act; an act of good will; as, “to do a great kindness”.

      Syn. -- Good will; benignity; grace; tenderness; compassion; humanity; clemency; mildness; gentleness; goodness; generosity; beneficence; favor.