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

kindness


    Etymology

    From kind +‎ -ness

    Noun

    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

kindness


    Noun
    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

    kindness


    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.