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.
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.
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 [syn: benignity]