adjective, kind·er, kind·est.
SYNONYMS FOR kind
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Origin of kind1
synonym study for kind
Definition for kind (2 of 2)
- the nature, or natural disposition or character.
- manner; form.
Origin of kind2
usage note for kind
Kind (or sort ) of as an adverbial modifier meaning “somewhat” occurs in informal speech and writing: Sales have been kind (or sort ) of slow these last few weeks.
Example sentences from the Web for kind
Mr. Huckabee far overshadows his kinder, gentler Gov. Huckabee.
Your sister-in-law is kinder and truly taken aback that you look “so healthy!”
One of his kinder letters of recommendation warned that his scholarship was “open to the charge of sensationalism.”Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Carroll was kinder, shrugging that “you can only take a person at his word.”
Sobriety brought a new, kinder, and gentler Womack, who often expressed remorse and regret over his past offenses.Bobby Womack’s Sexual Democracy: The Late Soul Legend Preached Mutual Pleasure|David Masciotra|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We can kinder straighten up matters—hold onto the public morals a little more—and give edication a punch ahead.The Puddleford Papers,|H. H. Riley
Nothing could be kinder or more friendly than the reception met with from all on shore.The Great Frozen Sea|Albert Hastings Markham
I kinder larfed in my sleeve to hear the sly coot try to come round, and find out who I was and all about me.
Was it not much better and kinder, both to sleep upon them myself, and to allow others also the pleasure of sleeping upon them?
This time the sea was kinder to her, but the land proved her enemy.Henrietta Maria|Henrietta Haynes
British Dictionary definitions for kind (1 of 2)
Word Origin for kind
British Dictionary definitions for kind (2 of 2)
- (of payment) in goods or produce rather than in money
- with something of the same sortto return an insult in kind
- (adverb) somewhat; ratherkind of tired
- (sentence substitute) used to express reservation or qualified assentI figured it out. Kind of
Word Origin for kind
usage for kind
Idioms and Phrases with kind
In addition to the idiom beginning with kind
- kind of
- all kinds of
- in kind
- nothing of the kind
- of a kind
- two of a kind