the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence.
a kindly deed.

Origin of kindliness

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at kindly, -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of kindliness

  • The kindliness of her heart and her desire for the seemly joys of life were unweakened.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • His large voice was modulated to kindliness as he spoke in a casual manner.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • I too wanted to return and thank the public for its attention, its kindliness, and its emotion.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Which is true tact and kindliness, and worthy of high praise.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • This was no soil for kindliness and affection to blossom in.

    White Fang

    Jack London