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Below you will find the definition of kind, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
EXAMPLES - Kind in a Sentence
- Looks busy and the title kind of conflicts with the art. (source)
- Like "Waiting for Godot," the title kind of gives it away. (source)
- I feel that I must be so kind, kind, _kind_ to _everybody_! (source)
- The label kind of gives us free reign; they just want a good album. (source)
- It's a term kind coined by Hunter Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute. (source)
- This is different in kind from the earlier generic claims about bagless vacuums. (source)
- MACVICAR: Now, Alicia and Pepe were on what they described as a kind of nostalgia trip. (source)
- We know now there's a beach right through here, and that's using the term kind of loosely. (source)
- It was very interesting in and over itself, but like you the title kind of makes me twitch. (source)
- Whatever the kind, or the amount stolen, the unvarying penalty was double of _the same kind_. (source)
- And that would be some form of federal assistance for what he called a kind of nonprofit board. (source)
- I can tell you, however, that my office-which I will show you later-is what I call a kind of prison. (source)
- I think him as perfect, of his kind, as possible; though it is a _kind_ of art with which I do not sympathize. (source)
- Sometimes, when my master found that I still refused to accept what he called his kind offers, he would threaten to sell my child. (source)
- Now her first book, "The Female Brain," which she describes as a kind of owner's manual for women, is due in bookstores next month. (source)
- We took it to be a sign of the strength of what we call a kind of nationalism of grievance in China, a sense that China's time has come. (source)
- Can we really -- one, this crisis is enough to turn back what you described as a kind of three - or four-decade-long process of accumulating it? (source)
- Right now it's what we call kind of the popcorn effect, some here, some there, but in all likelihood, we will see other states have cases as well. (source)
- Trolls are often ignored, or flagged, or voted down, but sometimes, they are so annoying that the impulse to reply to them in kind is irresistible. (source)
- "after its kind," and each species remains; animals may alter from changes in their way of life, but there is no passing from one _kind_ to another. (source)
- The title kind of has relevance to the record, because we have always felt that we've never made a record with our full potential like we could have. (source)
- There was a number of what he calls kind of inappropriate encounters: the skinny dipping, the naked back massage, kind of these general discussions about sex. (source)
- "I wish I could ever do anything that would be what you call kind -- that I could ever be of the slightest service to you I fear I shall never have the opportunity." (source)
- But he and Downey clearly clicked during the making of Iron Man 2, when they were deadpanning with each other in what he describes as a kind of witty "onedownmanship". (source)
- She did draw on so many areas of things like sailing and geography and chemistry and the Bible to create what I call a kind of - I called in this introduction a kind of New England surrealism. (source)
- This analysis is different in kind from the one that characterizes the blockade as illegal for its contravention of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention prohibiting collective punishment. (source)
- MCINTYRE: U.S. Defense S.cretary Donald Rumsfeld used the tape in a show-and-tell to document what he called the kind of dangerous flying that prompted a formal complaint to China last December. (source)
- And then, we're going to look at Ted Koppel on this program a few weeks ago, saying that, while he liked your work just fine, he questions what he called the kind of emotional approach to journalism. (source)
- Both of them holding what they called kind of an informal conversation, kind of a get to know you chat session, but also Senator Clinton talking about her own policies, also talking about the potential here. (source)
- Obviously a work of enormous integrity, it feels different in kind from the work of writers who produce a book every couple of years, rushing to meet alimony payments, one imagines, or wanting to renovate kitchens. (source)
- The proof rather lies within the domain of the soul itself, and is not something which may be tacked on to any kind of external, spatial existence; it is the emergence of a _new kind_ of existence or _self-subsistence. (source)
- But then, we come up with our own ranking and categorization of these individual presidents based on a couple things: How they respond to public opinion and the kind of, what we call the kind of choices they make during their administration. (source)
- His stage of progress in knowledge was this, that during the discharge of _one_ kind of rays of force from the cathode pole in a Crookes tube _another kind_ of rays are set free, which differ totally in their nature and effects from anything hitherto known. (source)
- '_nature_,' the fact that the human species is _a species_, -- the fact that the human kind is but a _kind_, neighboured with many others from which it is isolated by its native walls of ignorance, -- neighboured with many others, more or less known, known and unknown, more or less (source)
- A very useful and very remarkable kind of prophecy indeed, this inductive prophecy appears to be; and the question arises, whether _a kind_, endowed of God with a faculty of seeing, which commands the future in so inclusive a manner, and with so near and sufficient an aim for the most important practical purposes, ought to be besieging Heaven for a _super_natural gift, and questioning the ancient seers for some vague shadows of the coming event, instead of putting this immediate endowment -- this 'godlike' endowment -- under culture. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "kind" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 43 synonyms for kind.
affectionate, all heart, altruistic, amiable, amicable, beneficent, benevolent, benign, big, bleeding-heart, bounteous, charitable, clement, compassionate, congenial, considerate, cordial, courteous, eleemosynary, friendly, gentle, good-hearted, gracious, heart in right place, humane, humanitarian, indulgent, kindhearted, kindly, lenient, loving, mild, neighborly, obliging, philanthropic, propitious, soft touch, softhearted, sympathetic, tenderhearted, thoughtful, tolerant, understanding
We have 34 antonyms for kind.
aloof, antagonistic, bad, bitter, cold, cool, cruel, disagreeable, discourteous, disliking, hard, harsh, hateful, inattentive, inconsiderate, indifferent, inhumane, mean, merciless, nasty, rough, rude, severe, thoughtless, uncaring, uncompassionate, unfeeling, unfriendly, ungenerous, unkind, unmindful, unsociable, unsympathetic, violent
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of kind from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of a friendly, generous, or warm-hearted nature.
- (adjective) Showing sympathy or understanding; charitable: a kind word.
- (adjective) Humane; considerate: kind to animals.
- (adjective) Forbearing; tolerant: Our neighbor was very kind about the window we broke.
- (adjective) Generous; liberal: kind words of praise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Affectionate, showing benevolence.
- (adjective) Favorable.
- (adjective) mild, gentle, forgiving
- (noun) A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
- (noun) A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.
- (adjective) Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic
- (adjective) Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.
- (adjective) Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence.
- (adjective) Gentle; tractable; easily governed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) 1. Native; natural; characteristic; proper to the genus, species, or individual.
- (None) Of a sympathetic nature or disposition; beneficently disposed: good-hearted; considerate and tender in the treatment of others; benevolent; benignant.
- (None) Loving; affectionate; full of tenderness; caressing.
- (None) Marked by sympathetic feeling; proceeding from goodness of heart; amiable; obliging: considerate: as, a kind act; kind treatment; kind regards.
- (None) Of a favorable character or quality; propitious; serviceable; adaptable; tractable: as, kind weather; a horse kind in harness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
- (adjective) having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
- (adjective) agreeable, conducive to comfort
- (adjective) tolerant and forgiving under provocation