car·​ing ˈker-iŋ How to pronounce caring (audio)
: feeling or showing concern for or kindness to others
a kind, caring person
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
caringly adverb
was treated gently and caringly
caringness noun
There's evidence every season that friendly decent social caringness isn't uncommon in the literary community. Benjamin DeMott

Examples of caring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Isaac is an extremely caring person who looks for ways to help others, including organizing and initiating service projects for St. X. Isaac pursued a service opportunity to help benefit Catholic Charities. The Courier-Journal, 29 Mar. 2024 This will enable them to discover root causes and to apply the remedies in a timely and caring manner. David Deane-Spread, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Skye Lazaro: Jim's text messages to Angela are extremely loving and extremely caring. Natalie Morales, CBS News, 24 Mar. 2024 About 50% of AI creators and heavy users rank reliable and supportive coworkers as the number one factor in choosing their current job, followed by 45% who want caring and inspirational leaders, 39% who want meaningful work, and 37% who want an inclusive community, according to the report. Emma Burleigh, Fortune, 19 Mar. 2024 Still, Schiffer referred back to the careful work Kate and William have done over the years to build their royal brand as caring, engaged representatives of the British people. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 15 Mar. 2024 Each student is connected to a caring adult at their school, known as a Navigator, for regular check-ins that can lead to additional support. Raymond Pierce, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Priscilla may not directly proclaim that Priscilla was in an abusive relationship, but Coppola aptly frames moments where the viewer’s own discomfort may provide the answer to whether this dynamic was abusive or caring. Yolanda MacHado,, 9 Mar. 2024 At Friday’s hearing, Thomas’s loved ones, wearing matching shirts with his picture, remembered their uncle and brother as funny, caring and hard-working. Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caring was in 1956

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“Caring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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