: feeling or showing concern for or kindness to others
- I waited expectantly for the sympathy to come pouring out, since Mary Anne is the most sensitive, caring person I know…
- —Ann M. Martin
- The Steve Martin character is consistently suave, gracious, tender, caring, worldly wise, and a great lover.
- —Richard Alleva
was treated gently caringly
There's evidence every season that friendly decent social caringness isn't uncommon in the literary community.