Definition of "kindliness" []

  • The quality or state of being kindly. (noun)
  • A kindly deed. (noun)
  • Having a sympathetic or warm-hearted nature (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Motivated by warm and sympathetic feelings (adjective)
  • Pleasant, mild, or agreeable (adjective)
  • Natural; normal (adjective)
  • In a considerate or humane way (adverb)
  • With tolerance or forbearance (adverb)
  • Cordially; pleasantly (adverb)
  • Please (often used to express impatience or formality) (adverb)
  • In accordance with nature; appropriately (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kindliness" in a sentence
  • "It is this attraction which we call kindliness, or love -- a sentiment inseparable from grace and beauty."
  • "Leacock said that human kindliness is an essential element of humour."
  • "Had he been a little older he would have understood that it was the lad's good qualities which appealed to him — his coolness and self-reliance, his manliness and bravery, and a certain kindliness and sympathy in his nature."