kind·​heart·​ed ˌkīnd-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce kindhearted (audio)
: having or showing a sympathetic nature
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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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kindhearted was in 1535

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“Kindhearted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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kind·​heart·​ed ˈkīnd-ˈhärt-əd How to pronounce kindhearted (audio)
: having or showing a kind and sympathetic nature
kindheartedly adverb
kindheartedness noun

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