loving-kindness

noun
lov·​ing-kind·​ness | \ ˌlə-viŋ-ˈkīn(d)-nəs How to pronounce loving-kindness (audio) \

Definition of loving-kindness

: tender and benevolent affection

First Known Use of loving-kindness

1535, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About loving-kindness

Time Traveler for loving-kindness

Time Traveler

The first known use of loving-kindness was in 1535

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near loving-kindness

loving cup

loving-kindness

lovozerite

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for loving-kindness

Cite this Entry

“Loving-kindness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loving-kindness. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!