kindness


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kindness \Kind"ness\, n. [From Kind. a.]
   1. The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various
      senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition
      beneficence.
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            I do fear thy nature;
            It is too full o' the milk of human kindness
            To catch the nearest way.             --Shak.
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            Unremembered acts
            Of kindness and of love.              --Wordsworth.
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   2. A kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great
      kindness.

   Syn: Good will; benignity; grace; tenderness; compassion;
        humanity; clemency; mildness; gentleness; goodness;
        generosity; beneficence; favor.
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