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caring Line breaks: car¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkɛːrɪŋ/

Definition of caring in English:

adjective

Displaying kindness and concern for others: a caring and invaluable friend
More example sentences
  • He was a caring person, a loving brother, a loyal friend and a wonderful son and grandson.
  • We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another.
  • You might catch her reading stories to a younger brother or sister and be warmed by the thought of this caring bond.
Synonyms

noun

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The work or practice of looking after those unable to care for themselves, especially on account of age or illness: [as modifier]: the caring professions
More example sentences
  • These are ALL highly skilled individuals who choose to go into a profession of caring.
  • What I heard, and saw a little when the curtains were drawn back, was a moving culture of caring.
  • In the last year there has been a significant increase in demand for some of the most acute areas of our caring.

Derivatives

caringly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • He smiled softly and caressed her face caringly.
  • He talked lovingly and caringly about the priests and people of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore.
  • Dawn walked silently to her little brother, and smiled at him, caressing his face caringly, sweetly.

caringness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • He fascinates the European students, holds them in his grip, through an astonishing personal intensity, a positively violent caringness about everything he believes in.
  • The exact method our partner uses to show us their caringness is completely their determination.
  • I think that in order to be a good technical writer you have to have an almost supernatural caringness about what you are doing.

Words that rhyme with caring

airing, ballbearing, bearing, Behring, Bering, daring, fairing, file-sharing, hardwearing, pairing, paring, raring, sparing, Waring, wearing

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