[ kahynd-lee-nis ]
See synonyms for kindliness on
  1. the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence.

  2. a kindly deed.

Origin of kindliness

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at kindly, -ness

Words Nearby kindliness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use kindliness in a sentence

  • Was it for some grandiose, impossible chimera, that he had taken men from quiet useful lives and the simple round of kindliness?

    The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King