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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I  do  fear  thy  nature;  It  is  too  full  o'  the  milk  of 
  human  kindness  To  catch  the  nearest  way  --Shak. 
 
  Unremembered  acts  Of  kindness  and  of  love. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kindness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  warm-hearted  and  considerate  and  humane 
  and  sympathetic  [ant:  {unkindness}] 
  2:  tendency  to  be  kind  and  forgiving  [syn:  {forgivingness}] 
  3:  a  kind  act 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  KINDNESS,  n.  A  brief  preface  to  ten  volumes  of  exaction. 
 
 




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