kinder


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kind \Kind\ (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. Kinder (k[imac]nd"[~e]r);
   superl. Kindest.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate,
   prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See Kin
   kindred.]
   1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature;
      natural; native. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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            It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth
            the kind taste.                       --Holland.
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   2. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial;
      sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
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            Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,
            The love he bore to learning was his fault.
                                                  --Goldsmith.
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   3. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and
      confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining;
      benevolent; benignant; gracious.
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            He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil. --Luke
                                                  vi 35.
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            O cruel Death, to those you take more kind
            Than to the wretched mortals left behind. --Waller.
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            A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. --Garrick.
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   4. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness,
      gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. "Manners so
      kind, yet stately." --Tennyson.
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   5. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in
      harness.

   Syn: Benevolent; benign; beneficent; bounteous; gracious;
        propitious; generous; forbearing; indulgent; tender;
        humane; compassionate; good; lenient; clement; mild;
        gentle; bland; obliging; friendly; amicable. See
        Obliging.
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