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English definition of “kind”


adjective     /kaɪnd/
A2 generous , helpful , and thinking about other people's feelings : She's a very kind and thoughtful person . It's really kind of you to help us. Please be kind to your sister !formal Would you be kind enough to/so kind as to close the door ? (= please would you do this)Kind and thoughtful not causing harm or damage : kind to the environment This soap is kinder to the skin .Safe and secure
(Definition of kind adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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