American English

Definition of kindness noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality of being kind to treat someone with kindness and consideration
  2. 2[countable] a kind act I can never repay your many kindnesses to me.
  3. Idioms
    kill somebody/something with kindness
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    to be so kind to someone or something that you in fact harm them
    the milk of human kindness (literary)
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    kind behavior, considered to be natural to humans
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: kindness