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Kindness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    kindness n
  1. the quality of being warm-hearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic [ant: unkindness]
  2. tendency to be kind and forgiving [syn: forgivingness]
  3. a kind act [syn: benignity]
Kindness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Kindness \Kind"ness\, n. [From Kind. a.]
  1. The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence. I do fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. --Shak. Unremembered acts Of kindness and of love. --Wordsworth.
  2. A kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness. Syn: Good will; benignity; grace; tenderness; compassion; humanity; clemency; mildness; gentleness; goodness; generosity; beneficence; favor.
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  • Kindness: Kindness is the act or the state of being kind —ie. marked by goodness and charitable behaviour, mild disposition , pleasantness, ...
  • Tom Kindness: Thomas Norman Kindness (August 26, 1929 – January 8, 2004) was a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Ohio ...
  • Loving-kindness: Loving-kindness (or "lovingkindness") is a term coined by Myles Coverdale for his Coverdale Bible of 1535 as an English translation of ...
  • Kindness (disambiguation): Things commonly known as Kindness or kindness include: Kindness — a type of behaviour. Smokie (band) — called Kindness between 1970 and 1974 ...
  • John Kindness: John Kindness (Born Belfast , Northern Ireland , 1951) is an Irish multi-media artist whose work often contrasts material, image and ...
  • Random act of kindness: A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual. ...
  • The Kindness Offensive: The Kindness Offensive (also known as TKO) is a group based in North London , England , which is renowned for practicing large scale random ...
  • The Kindness of Strangers: The Kindness of Strangers may refer to: I have always depended on the kindness of strangers, the last line from Tennessee Williams ' A ...

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* You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. - Confucius

* I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. - Kahlil Gibran


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