having or showing sympathy or kindness: a kindhearted woman.

Origin of kindhearted

First recorded in 1525–35; kind1 + hearted
Related formskind·heart·ed·ly, adverbkind·heart·ed·ness, nounun·kind·heart·ed, adjective

Synonyms for kindhearted

See kind1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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characterized by kindness; sympathetic
Derived Formskind-heartedly, adverbkind-heartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for kind-hearted

also kindhearted, 1530s; see kind (adj.) + hearted. Related: Kindheartedly, kindheartedness.

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