kind·​heart·​ed | \ˌkīnd-ˈhär-təd \

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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Apart from a keen interest in maps and flags, Madden’s mom describes her son as a smart, sweet, kindhearted and carefree boy. Allie Caren, Washington Post, "Meet the 6-year-old who can name every country — in alphabetical order," 5 July 2018 Alongside caring for his family and students, Davies was genuine and kindhearted toward the Country Day faculty, treating them with the utmost respect, Dorn said. Emily Himes And Elizabeth Finny, miamiherald, "Miami Country Day School says goodbye to longtime head John Davies," 14 June 2018 In the wake of former First Lady to George H.W. Bush and mother to George W. Bush, Barbara Bush's death yesterday, the nation mourns the loss of a kindhearted, wonderful lady and an outspoken and passionate public figure. Southern Living, "Our Favorite Inspiring Quotes from Barbara Bush," 18 Apr. 2018 We are devastated by the loss of a very talented and kindhearted soul. Lauren Matthews, Country Living, "The 'Chicago Fire' Cast Is Mourning the Untimely Death of Actress DuShon Monique Brown," 24 Mar. 2018 He was later rescued by a group of kindhearted townsfolk. Mark Elibert, Billboard, "Trae Tha Truth Talks Embracing His Role as Houston's 'Hometown Hero,' Premieres 'Better Dayz' Feat. T.I. & RaRa," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of kindhearted

1535, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of kindhearted

: having or showing a kind and gentle nature


kind·​heart·​ed | \ˈkīnd-ˈhär-təd \

Kids Definition of kindhearted

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

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