lov·​ing-kind·​ness ˌlə-viŋ-ˈkīn(d)-nəs How to pronounce loving-kindness (audio)
: tender and benevolent affection

Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loving-kindness was in 1535

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“Loving-kindness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loving-kindness. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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