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

 kind·ness /ˈkaɪn(d)nəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kind·ness n.
 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) 2.0

      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]