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kindliness Syllabification: kind·li·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈkīn(d)lēnəs/

Definition of kindliness in English:


The quality of being kind, warmhearted, or gentle; kindness.
Example sentences
  • Her friendliness, humble kindliness and her generous disposition won her the hearts of many people who came to know and love her personality.
  • And if there is no kindliness nor understanding between them, what will my boy's fate be?
  • Her common sense and kindliness, combined with an inexorable flow of shrewd jokes, make it easy to see why she has become more than just another author.

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Pronunciation: iˈnäkyo͞oəs
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