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kindliness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kindliness  \Kind"li*ness\,  n. 
  1.  Natural  inclination;  natural  course.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  kindly;  benignity; 
  benevolence;  gentleness;  tenderness;  as  kindliness  of 
  disposition,  of  treatment,  or  of  words 
 
  In  kind  a  father,  but  not  in  kindliness. 
  --Sackville. 
 
  3.  Softness;  mildness;  propitiousness;  as  kindliness  of 
  weather,  or  of  a  season. 
 
  Fruits  and  corn  are  much  advanced  by  temper  of  the 
  air  and  kindliness  of  seasons.  --Whitlock. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kindliness 
  n  :  friendliness  evidence  by  a  kindly  and  helpful  disposition 
  [syn:  {helpfulness}] 




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