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See definition of kindness on Dictionary.com
  • nouncompassion, generosity
  • nounhelping act; service

synonyms for kindness

  • affection
  • altruism
  • benevolence
  • cordiality
  • courtesy
  • decency
  • forbearance
  • gentleness
  • good will
  • goodness
  • grace
  • graciousness
  • hospitality
  • humanity
  • patience
  • solicitude
  • sweetness
  • sympathy
  • tenderness
  • tolerance
  • understanding
  • unselfishness
  • amiability
  • beneficence
  • charity
  • clemency
  • consideration
  • delicacy
  • heart
  • helpfulness
  • indulgence
  • kindliness
  • magnanimity
  • mildness
  • philanthropy
  • serviceability
  • solicitousness
  • tact
  • thoughtfulness
  • fellow feeling
  • good intention
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antonyms for kindness

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  • animosity
  • hatred
  • hostility
  • ill will
  • indecency
  • indifference
  • intolerance
  • meanness
  • mercilessness
  • selfishness
  • thoughtlessness
  • barbarousness
  • cruelty
  • harshness
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If the situation turns one way—a neighbor who did you some kindness knocks on your door asking for a night of shelter—maybe you start down the path toward great humanity and courage.
BELIEVING IN MONSTERS: DAVID LIVINGSTONE SMITH ON THE SUBHUMAN - FACTS SO ROMANTICERIC SCHWITZGEBELSEPTEMBER 11, 2020NAUTILUS
Nonetheless, I will never forget the kindness the officers showed me.
ANTI-MASKERS ASSAULTED MY HUSBANDMATT FOREMANSEPTEMBER 1, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
So, I really value those people for who they are and the fact that they could treat me with kindness even though we disagree.
FULL TRANSCRIPT: TOMI LAHREN ON ‘THE CARLOS WATSON SHOW’DANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 31, 2020OZY
Yes, the universe will end, and everything that has ever happened, from the tiniest of human kindnesses to the grandest of cosmic explosions, will one day be erased from the record.
‘THE END OF EVERYTHING’ EXPLORES THE WAYS THE UNIVERSE COULD PERISHEMILY CONOVERAUGUST 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Developing regenerative technologies, which foster online kindness and empathy, and diversifying the tech field with women who research or are survivors of violence against women and girls could make a meaningful difference.
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Am I not in France—gay, delightful France—partaking of the kindness and civility of the country?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
She was delighted by your brilliant talk and sense of humour, but still more delighted by your cordiality and kindness.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
The people of the valley were to know that their kindness had cheered me, but of their pity I wanted none.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Monsieur le Maire,” said he, “I should like to examine the premises, and beg that you will have the kindness to accompany me.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Confiding in the accustomed largess and kindness of your Majesty, we shall say no more.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
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