kindliness

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noun kind·li·ness \ˈkīn(d)-lē-nəs\

Definition of kindliness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being kindly

  2. 2 :  a kindly deed

Examples of kindliness in a Sentence

  1. was touched by the kindliness of his neighbors, who voluntarily took care of his dog while he was in the hospital

  2. as a result of her kindliness, several poor families have the makings for a Thanksgiving feast

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First Known Use of kindliness

15th century



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