kindness Definition

  • 1the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate
  • 2a kind act

Using kindness: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "kindness" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She showed kindness to the homeless man by giving him food and water.

  • Example

    His kindness towards his coworkers earned him their respect and admiration.

  • Example

    The little girl's kindness towards animals was heartwarming.

kindness Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for kindness

Phrases with kindness

  • an unexpected gesture of goodwill towards someone else


    He decided to perform a random act of kindness by paying for the person's coffee behind him in line.

  • to overwhelm or harm someone with excessive kindness or generosity


    She tried to kill her enemy with kindness by constantly complimenting her, but it didn't work.

  • a kind or generous action towards someone else


    The stranger's act of kindness towards the lost child helped reunite them with their family.


Summary: kindness in Brief

Kindness [ˈkaɪndnəs] is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. It is demonstrated through acts of benevolence, compassion, and goodwill, such as giving food to the homeless or showing respect to coworkers. Phrases like 'random act of kindness' and 'kill with kindness' illustrate different ways of expressing kindness. The opposite of kindness is cruelty or unkindness.

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