Definition of kindness in English:

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kindness

Pronunciation: /ˈkīn(d)nəs/

noun

1The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Example sentences
  • A special thank you to neighbors and friends for their kindness, support and help.
  • Thank you to the Counsells and Beardsleys for their kindness and generosity and hospitality.
  • The couple say they have been left speechless by the kindness and generosity of friends and neighbours.
1.1A kind act: it is a kindness I shall never forget
More example sentences
  • I don't know exactly what my father hoped to accomplish by denying us this most basic of human kindnesses.
  • I grew to love and respect Xavier, who showed me many small kindnesses like tying my shoe-laces, wiping my nose or offering me the odd sweet.
  • And so, rather than make a simple barter or exchange between two people, we'd be part of a chain of kindnesses, passed on from one person to another, and that chain would be unbroken as long as people just kept doing it.

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Syllabification: kind·ness

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