caring about others; gentle, friendly and generous a very kind and helpful person a kind heart/face a kind action/gesture/comment You've been very kind. kind (to somebody/something) kind to animals (figurative) Soft water is kinder to your hair. (figurative) The weather was very kind to us. kind (of somebody) (to do something) It was really kind of you to help me. (formal) Thank you for your kind invitation. (formal) ‘Do have another.’ ‘That's very kind of you (= thank you).’ We need a kinder, gentler society. It would be kinder if we didn’t mention his wife. If an animal is badly injured, often the kindest thing to do is to destroy it painlessly.