kindness

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noun kind·ness \ˈkīn(d)-nəs\

Definition of kindness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being kind treating people with kindness and respect

  2. 2 :  a kind deed :  favor They did me a great kindness.

  3. 3 archaic :  affection

Examples of kindness in a Sentence

  1. We thanked her for her many kindnesses.

  2. You would be doing me a great kindness if you agreed to help.

14th Century

First Known Use of kindness

14th century



KINDNESS Defined for English Language Learners

kindness

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noun kind·ness \ˈkīn(d)-nəs\

Definition of kindness for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being kind

  • : a kind act


KINDNESS Defined for Kids

kindness

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noun kind·ness \ˈkīnd-nəs\

Definition of kindness for Students

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being gentle and considerate She helped them out of kindness.

  2. 2 :  a kind deed :  favor You'd be doing me a great kindness by staying.



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