The Humane Experience

A healing conversation about kindness and cruelty

Kindness Definition

Definition of kindness

  1. the quality or state of being kind
  2. treating people with kindness and respect
  3. a kind deed : FAVOR
    They did me a great kindness.
  4. archaic : AFFECTION

Synonyms for kindness:

benevolence, boon, courtesy, favor, grace, indulgence, mercy, service, turn


“Kindness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster,

Kind Adjective

Definition of kind

  • of a sympathetic or helpful nature
    • was helped by a kind neighbor
    • They were very kind to us.
  • of a forbearing nature : GENTLE
    • kind treatment of animals
  • arising from or characterized by sympathy or forbearance
    • a kind act
    • a kind smile
  • of a kind to give pleasure or relief
    • cooled by a kind breeze
  • chiefly dialectal : AFFECTIONATE, LOVING

Synonyms & Antonyms for kind

Synonyms: Noun

breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, order, sort, species, strain, stripe, type, variety

Synonyms: Adjective

attentive, considerate, solicitous, thoughtful

Antonyms: Adjective

heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking


“Kindness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster,