Antonyms for kindness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kahynd-nis
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkaɪnd nɪs

Definition of kindness

Origin :
  • c.1300, "courtesy, noble deeds," from kind (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "kind deeds; kind feelings" is from late 14c. Old English kyndnes meant "nation; produce, an increase."
  • noun compassion, generosity
  • noun helping act; service
Example sentences :
  • It won't be much, but I should like to do it on account of his kindness about the boat.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • But do try to believe, at the same time, that my own selfishness has been a kindness to you.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And she never so much as dreamt that he would cast an eye on her save in kindness.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • This object, through the kindness of friends, was accomplished.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • He was resolved to let me see, that I should have nothing to expect from his kindness.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • "Ask Mrs. Holroyd if she will have the kindness to come here for a minute," he said to the servant.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • O the words of kindness, all to be expressed in vain, that flowed from her lips!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • And I know papa will be so grateful to you for all your kindness to me!
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The family affection of the Jew, his kindness to his kindred, have become proverbial.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • We must be ready to do good to all who are in need of our help and kindness.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump

Synonyms for kindness

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