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kindliness

[kahynd-lee-nis]
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noun
  1. the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence.
  2. a kindly deed.
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Origin of kindliness

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

benignity, office, sympathy, goodness, benefaction, altruism, beneficence, favor, philanthropy, humanity, compassion, benignancy, amity, oblation, kindness, grace, charity, gift, goodwill, friendliness

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  • 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