Kindness is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of kindness, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
EXAMPLES - Kindness in a Sentence
- Once again kindness is not living up to her moniker; -) (source)
- Did his look speak a kindness beyond fraternity or amity? (source)
- COLLINS: You can't put a price tag on kindness, that is for sure. (source)
- A little bit of kindness is sometimes all it takes to get someone through. (source)
- She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the lesson of kindness is on her tongue. (source)
- He received nothing but kindness from the Dutch everywhere and, on his arrival at (source)
- "Staff" can make "management" miserable over perceived slights, and kindness is easy and free. (source)
- Damage the alloy and be damn sure your kindness is forgotten and a complaint and law suit follows. (source)
- In so strange a position, a secret voice bids me trust to your kindness, which is so well known to me. (source)
- "Since I look like your daughter Catherine, that which you call my kindness ought not to surprise you." (source)
- As I grow older, I have come to believe kindness is the attribute that matters most in human relationships. (source)
- Her brain was prompted by her senses, her kindness was the impulsive warm-heartedness of girls of her class. (source)
- I sometimes feel that his kindness is a burden which I should not be strong enough to bear solely on my own shoulders. (source)
- As the PROUDgirls and the girls from H.O.P.E. proved, kindness is in fact contagious, even when you're 1532 miles away. (source)
- On the first, it came down to a lot of hard work, a lot of kindness from the people we worked with, and pure good fortune. (source)
- Though a star of the highest magnitude, she was enormously taken by a stranger's kindness, which is how we happened to meet. (source)
- Real kindness is the kindness of the Samaritan, who helps because a stranger is suffering, who does not need gratitude as recompense. (source)
- In the first week of October they landed on the shore of France and travelled on to Rouen, receiving nothing but kindness from the French. (source)
- Usually he prefaces his turn with a plaintive speech in which he refers to the kindness and fair play shown him by his Australian audiences. (source)
- I heard of Jenny's worth and kindness from the Englishman who had been so grievously affronted by Captain N---, and sent for her to come to me. (source)
- I heard of Jenny's worth and kindness from the Englishman who had been so grievously affronted by Captain N____, and sent for her to come to me. (source)
- I could hardly hope to meet with the sympathy and kindness from the Frenchmen of Martinico that I found in Grenada among the natives of Scotland. (source)
- To the philistine, civilian participant this kind of activity is seen as "kindness" - subversion of a foreign culture into a modern bedlem of sophistry. (source)
- She recalled his kindness when her father disappeared, how he had taken the young girl into his own home until Otik had given her a place to live and work. (source)
- It taught me the real meaning of the word kindness, without which, not only toward human beings, but toward all living things, man will never rise above the savage state. (source)
- He had, of course, received the letter we had written to him from Tripataly, and quite pained me by the gratitude he showed for what he called my kindness to his daughter. (source)
- Kindness begets kindness, which is what I tell myself whenever I think about giving that apron to the Santa Barbara Arts Commission for its silent auction fundraising event. (source)
- Then we need to reflect on every sentient being's having at some time been our mother, we need to recall their kindness and nurture a wish to repay it by achieving enlightenment for them. (source)
- He exasperates me every moment by his stupidity, which you call his kindness; by his dullness, which you call his confidence, and then, above all, because he is my husband, instead of you. (source)
- As he threaded his way back to his fort, he would reflect comfortably that he'd not given them a word of a lie, and doing old friends, a kindness was a very good way of earning a hundred drachmas. (source)
- The bill was the subject of an act of kindness from the Danish consul, who negotiated it at face value at a time when bills upon England could only be cashed in Port Louis at a discount of 30 per cent. (source)
- But papa was stern for once, and vowed that I had been served quite right, declared that I should not be removed from school, and sent old Swishtail a brace of pheasants for what he called his kindness to me. (source)
- In this tale of Dickensian contrasts in kindness and cruelty, Brooklyn comes alive with the details of time and place, but it is the shadow of pain and transcendence cast symbolically by the bridge that haunts and compels. (source)
- If reader-visitors notice that these crowds do not behave in familiar ways but conjecture that the unfamiliar kindness is superior to the norm, and worth cultivating, they have activated the utopian estrangement of the text. (source)
- Your letter was very gratifying to me, from which I gathered that you fully appreciated my devotion to you: for why use the word kindness, when even the word "devotion" itself, with all its solemn and holy associations, seems too weak to express my obligations to you? (source)
- However, it is not the all-encompassing message of love and kindness, which is spread with engaging lighting, photographs and live music, that seems to attract people of all backgrounds and classes; it is the action they put behind their words and the services they provide for the poor and homeless. (source)
- The intention of the apostle in this place is, to hold out consolation to believers in affliction or under any distress; which he doth, verse 31, in general, from the assurance of the presence of God with them, and his assistance at all times, enough to conquer all oppositions, and to make all difficulty indeed contemptible, by the assurance of his loving-kindness, which is better than life itself. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 64.0, which suggests that "kindness" 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 41 synonyms for kindness.
affection, altruism, amiability, beneficence, benevolence, charity, clemency, consideration, cordiality, courtesy, decency, delicacy, fellow feeling, forbearance, gentleness, good intention, good will, goodness, grace, graciousness, heart, helpfulness, hospitality, humanity, indulgence, kindliness, magnanimity, mildness, patience, philanthropy, serviceability, solicitousness, solicitude, sweetness, sympathy, tact, tenderness, thoughtfulness, tolerance, understanding, unselfishness
We have 14 antonyms for kindness.
animosity, barbarousness, cruelty, harshness, hatred, hostility, ill will, indecency, indifference, intolerance, meanness, mercilessness, selfishness, thoughtlessness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of kindness from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The quality or state of being kind.
- (noun) An instance of kind behavior: I will always remember your many kindnesses to me.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The state of being kind.
- (noun) An instance of kind or charitable behaviour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.
- (noun) A kind act; an act of good will.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The state or quality of being kind; good will; benevolence; beneficence of action or manner.
- (noun) A kindly or tender feeling; affection; love.
- (noun) That which is kind; an act of good will; a benefaction: as, to do one a kindness.
- (noun) Accordance with mood or desire; fitness; agreeableness; congruity: as, the kindness of the elements.
- (noun) Synonyms Tenderness,compassion, humanity, clemency, mildness, gentleness, goodness, generosity, fellow-feeling. See benignant and kindly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
- (noun) tendency to be kind and forgiving
- (noun) a kind act