Definition of kindness in English:

kindness

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪn(d)nəs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate: he thanked them for their kindness and support
More 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.
Synonyms
1.1 [count noun] A kind act: it would be a kindness on your part to invite her
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.
Synonyms
kind act, good deed, act of kindness, good turn, favour, act of assistance, service, help, aid

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