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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  • I think I have said before what a kindhearted boy Edmund was.

  • She had no need to recommend her children to their kindhearted uncle's care.

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Fanny was too kindhearted to refuse them bread when they paid for it with songs.

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    Anatole France

  • He was kindhearted in his way, and I remember one instance of this.

  • He is gentle and kindhearted, and it would be painful to him.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart