kindhearted

adjective
kind·​heart·​ed | \ ˌkīnd-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce kindhearted (audio) \

Definition of kindhearted

: having or showing a sympathetic nature

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Other Words from kindhearted

kindheartedly adverb
kindheartedness noun

Examples of kindhearted in a Sentence

A kindhearted neighbor offered to help. a kindhearted young man who shoveled his elderly neighbor's driveway after the blizzard
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First Known Use of kindhearted

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kindhearted was in 1535

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“Kindhearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kindhearted. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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kindhearted

adjective
How to pronounce kindhearted (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of kindhearted

: having or showing a kind and gentle nature

kindhearted

adjective
kind·​heart·​ed | \ ˈkīnd-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce kindhearted (audio) \

Kids Definition of kindhearted

: having or showing a kind and sympathetic nature a kindhearted man a kindhearted gesture

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