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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 kind·li·ness /ˈkaɪn(d)linəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kind·li·ness n.
 1. Natural inclination; natural course. [Obs.]
 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) 2.0

      n : friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
          [syn: helpfulness]