Synonyms and Antonyms of kindness
1 an act of kind assistance <what a kindness to allow us to use your car for the funeral> Synonyms benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, favor, mercy, service, turnRelated Words dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilegeNear Antonyms hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle
2 the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune <out of the kindness of your heart, would you at least consider adopting this stray cat?> Synonyms bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, compassion, feeling, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, heart, largeheartedness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartednessRelated Words feelings, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitivity; affection, love, regard; affinity, empathy, rapport; altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, generosity, goodwill, humaneness, humanism, humanitarianism, philanthropyNear Antonyms callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern; cruelty, harshness; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostilityAntonyms coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness
3 sympathetic concern for the well-being of others <with touching kindness, the couple offered the stranded tourists a place to stay for the night> Synonyms beneficence, benevolence, benignity, compassionateness, good-heartedness, humaneness, kindheartedness, kindliness, benignancy, softheartedness, tenderheartedness, tenderness, warmheartednessRelated Words attentiveness, considerateness, thoughtfulness; affability, friendliness, good-naturedness, good-temperedness, warmth; graciousness, niceness, pleasantness; clemency, leniency, mercifulness; patience, tolerance, understanding; altruism, charitableness, charity; generosity, greatheartedness, magnanimity, philanthropy, unselfishnessNear Antonyms mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness; inconsiderateness, insensitivity, thoughtlessness; grimness, harshness, severity, sternness, toughness; hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, meanness, spitefulness, virulence, vitriolAntonyms barbarity, barbarousness, bestiality, brutality, brutishness, callousness, cold-bloodedness, cruelty, hard-heartedness, heartlessness, inhumanity, insensateness, savageness, savagery, unfeelingness, unkindliness, unkindness
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