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Synonyms for kindness
ˈkaɪnd nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kindness(noun)

    the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

    Synonyms:
    benignity, forgivingness

    Antonyms:
    unkindness

  2. forgivingness, kindness(noun)

    tendency to be kind and forgiving

    Synonyms:
    forgivingness, benignity

    Antonyms:
    unkindness

  3. kindness, benignity(noun)

    a kind act

    Synonyms:
    graciousness, benignity, benignancy, forgivingness

    Antonyms:
    unkindness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. kindness

    According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.

    Synonyms:
    almsgiving, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, bounty, charity, generosity, good-will, humanity, kind-heartedness, kindliness, liberality, munificence, philanthropy, sympathy, unselfishness

    Antonyms:
    barbarity, brutality, churlishness, greediness, harshness, ill-will, illiberality, inhumanity, malevolence, malignity, niggardliness, self-seeking, selfishness, stinginess, unkindness

    Preposition:
    Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. kindness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    benevolence, beneficence, benignity, humanity, generosity, philanthropy, charity, kindliness, sympathy, tenderness, amiability, fellow-feeling, clemency, good feeling

  2. kindness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    kind act, good turn, kind office

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. kindness(n)

    Synonyms:
    compassion, benignity, benevolence, kindliness, graciousness, clemency, compassionateness, favor, service, good turn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    goodness, friendliness, gentleness, courtesy, bounty, generosity, sweetness, benevolence

How to pronounce kindness?

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How to use kindness in a sentence?

  1. Albert Schweitzer:

    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.

  2. Anderson Cooper:

    The next generation reminds us of the unwavering foundation that really connects us all -- incredible acts of kindness, unconditional love and the promise of a better tomorrow.

  3. James Stewart:

    I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella too.

  4. Frauke Zeller:

    It was quite a setback, and we didn't really expect it, we were spoiled by the kindness of other people who had looked after hitchBOT.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.


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