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KINDNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kindness mean? 

KINDNESS (noun)
  The noun KINDNESS has 3 senses:

1. the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
2. tendency to be kind and forgiving
3. a kind act

  Familiarity information: KINDNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


KINDNESS (noun)


Sense 1kindness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("kindness" is a kind of...):

good; goodness (moral excellence or admirableness)

Attribute:

kind (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior)

unkind (lacking kindness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kindness"):

generosity; generousness (the trait of being willing to give your money or time)

benevolence (an inclination to do kind or charitable acts)

loving-kindness (tender kindness motivated by a feeling of affection)

considerateness; consideration; thoughtfulness (kind and considerate regard for others)

Antonym:

unkindness (lack of sympathy)


Sense 2kindness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tendency to be kind and forgiving

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

forgivingness; kindness

Hypernyms ("kindness" is a kind of...):

mercifulness; mercy (a disposition to be kind and forgiving)


Sense 3kindness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A kind act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

benignity; kindness

Hypernyms ("kindness" is a kind of...):

action (something done (usually as opposed to something said))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kindness"):

benefaction; benevolence (an act intending or showing kindness and good will)

consideration; thoughtfulness (a considerate and thoughtful act)

endearment (the act of showing affection)

forgiveness; pardon (the act of excusing a mistake or offense)

favor; favour (an act of gracious kindness)

cupboard love (a show of affection motivated by selfishness)


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