Definition of kindliness in US English:



  • The quality of being kind, warmhearted, or gentle; kindness.

    • ‘Her friendliness, humble kindliness and her generous disposition won her the hearts of many people who came to know and love her personality.’
    • ‘And if there is no kindliness nor understanding between them, what will my boy's fate be?’
    • ‘Despite its essential inequities and hidebound nostalgia, Old England was a gentle place of tolerance, common sense, and universal kindliness.’
    • ‘Her common sense and kindliness, combined with an inexorable flow of shrewd jokes, make it easy to see why she has become more than just another author.’
    • ‘One reason they gave for moving away from Britain was the erosion of kindliness and good manners in the old country.’
    kindness, benevolence, warmth, benignity, gentleness, mildness, tenderness, care, humanity, humaneness, sensitivity, sympathy, compassion, understanding
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