Definition of kindness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkaɪndnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaɪndnəs//
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  1. 1  [uncountable] the quality of being kind to treat somebody with kindness and consideration See related entries: Kind
  2. 2[countable] a kind act I can never repay your many kindnesses to me.
  3. Extra examples I don’t deserve your kindness. I really appreciate your kindness. I tried to think of a way to repay his kindness. I went with her out of kindness. I’ll never forget your kindness to me. She has always been kindness itself to me. Show your appreciation by little acts of kindness. Small kindnesses meant a lot to her. They had shown him great kindness. They treated us with kindness and courtesy. They volunteer out of the kindness of their hearts. This unexpected kindness touched her deeply. We met with much kindness and help. He was overwhelmed by their kindness. She wanted to thank him for his kindness.Idioms
    kill somebody/something with kindness
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    to be so kind to somebody/something that you in fact harm them
    the milk of human kindness
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    (literary) kind behaviour, considered to be natural to humans See related entries: Kind
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kindness