kindliness

  • 1 Kindliness — Kind li*ness, n. 1. Natural inclination; natural course. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or state of being kindly; benignity; benevolence; gentleness; tenderness; as, kindliness of disposition, of treatment, or of words. [1913… …

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  • 2 kindliness — index benevolence (disposition to do good), consideration (sympathetic regard), largess (generosity), philanthropy, pity, solace, und …

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  • 3 kindliness — noun The state of feeling kindly towards someone or something, or the actions inspired thereby. Elmo looked upon his only granddaughter with kindliness, and often relented to her demands for chocolate. Syn: charitability, friendliness …

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  • 4 kindliness — kindly ► ADVERB 1) in a kind manner. 2) please (used in a polite request). ► ADJECTIVE (kindlier, kindliest) ▪ kind; warm hearted. ● not take kindly to Cf. ↑not take kindly to …

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  • 5 kindliness — noun Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being kindly 2. a kindly deed …

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  • 6 kindliness — /kuynd lee nis/, n. 1. the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence. 2. a kindly deed. [1400 50; late ME; see KINDLY, NESS] * * * …

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  • 7 kindliness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. generosity, charity, benevolence; see kindness 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Kindly, charitable interest in others: altruism, beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, charitableness, charity, goodwill, grace …

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  • 8 kindliness — kind·li·ness || kaɪndlɪnɪs n. kindness, pleasantness, amiability; kindheartedness, warmheartedness; friendliness; gentleness, mildness …

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  • 9 kindliness — n. 1. Benignity, kindness, benevolence, humanity, charity, sympathy, compassion, amiability, kind heartedness, good nature, good feeling, fellow feeling. 2. Mildness, softness, gentleness …

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  • 10 kindliness — n 1. goodness, benevolence, compassion, warm heartedness. See kindness(defs.1, 2). 2. good deed, good turn, act of kindness. See kindness(def.3) …

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  • 11 kindliness — kind·li·ness …

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  • 12 kindliness — kind•li•ness [[t]ˈkaɪnd li nɪs[/t]] n. 1) the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence 2) a kindly deed • Etymology: 1400–50 …

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  • 13 kindliness — /ˈkaɪndlinəs/ (say kuyndleenuhs) noun 1. the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence. 2. a kindly deed …

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  • 14 kindliness — noun friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition • Syn: ↑helpfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑kindly • Hypernyms: ↑friendliness …

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  • 15 sea-kindliness — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the quality or state of being sea kindly …

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  • 16 benevolence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Kindness Nouns 1. benevolence, Christian charity, goodwill; God s grace; altruism, philanthropy, unselfishness; good nature, kindness, kindliness, loving kindness, benignity, brotherly love, charity,… …

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  • 17 kindness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of being kind] Syn. tenderness, good intentions, consideration, sympathy, sweetness, benevolence, generosity, helpfulness, kindheartedness, indulgence, delicacy, tact, benignity, mildness, courtesy,… …

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  • 18 Lockwood (Wuthering Heights) — Mr Lockwood, whose first name we are not given, is one of two narrators in Emily Brontë s Wuthering Heights, the other being Nelly Dean. He is an effete English gentleman who arrives on the Yorkshire moors for a retreat from city life, and spends …

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  • 19 philanthropy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. altruism, humanity, humanitarianism; benevolence; generosity, liberality. See unselfishness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. benevolence, humanitarianism, beneficence; see generosity 1 , patronage 1 . III… …

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  • 20 goodwill — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. benevolence, kindliness, altruism, favor, friendliness, humanitarianism, graciousness, goodness. ANT.: ill will, hostility II (Roget s Thesaurus II) also good will noun Kindly, charitable interest in others:… …

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