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Synonyms for kindness
ˈkaɪnd nɪskind·ness

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kindnessnoun

    the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

    Synonyms:
    benignity, forgivingness

    Antonyms:
    unkindness

  2. forgivingness, kindnessnoun

    tendency to be kind and forgiving

    Synonyms:
    forgivingness, benignity

    Antonyms:
    unkindness

  3. kindness, benignitynoun

    a kind act

    Synonyms:
    graciousness, benignity, benignancy, forgivingness

    Antonyms:
    unkindness

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  1. softness

    softness of heart means someone who gives way easily due to compassion or empathy. softness of a material means it is comfortable, smooth and soft to the touch.

    the baby snuggled down onto the softness of her freshly-laundered blanket.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 7, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. kindnessnoun

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

  2. kindnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    kind act, good turn, kind office

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. kindnessnoun

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

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How to use kindness in a sentence?

  1. Ettiene De Grellet:

    I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Yet do I fear thy nature It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.

  3. Aurora Berill:

    Kindness indicates the act is done with love.

  4. Gandolfo - (RJ Intindola):

    You initiate conflict to seek and obtain attention; kindness and love will deliver more significant returns than one can hold.

  5. Dalai Llama:

    This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.


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