Meaning of “kindness” in the English Dictionary

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"kindness" in British English

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uk /ˈkaɪnd.nəs/ us /ˈkaɪnd.nəs/

B2 [ U ] the quality of being kind:

love and kindness

[ C ] a kind action:

I wanted to thank them for all their kindnesses.

More examples

  • I would like to express my thanks for your kindness.
  • Don't be fooled by his kindness and sensitivity - it's just a front.
  • I think her kindness is one of her strong points .
  • How can I ever repay you for all your kindness?
  • He rewarded their kindness with hostility and contempt.

(Definition of “kindness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kindness" in American English

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kindnessnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɑɪnd·nəs/

the quality of being generous, helpful, and caring about other people, or an act showing this quality:

[ U ] She found his dark features handsome, but was attracted mostly by his kindness.
[ C ] She has done him a kindness by reading his books.

(Definition of “kindness” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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