kind

A helpful and considerate nature can be described as kind. It is kind of someone to volunteer to rake their elderly neighbor's leaves in the fall. As a noun, kind refers to the variety or specific type of something.

The adjective kind also describes showing sympathy or giving comfort. If someone's feelings are hurt, a kind word can go a long way to making that person feel better. When kind means "type," you might talk about a kind of cake — chocolate or vanilla — or a kind of person who likes to live alone. If you are kind of interested in something, you are only partially interested in it.

Definitions of kind
  1. adjective
    having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
    kind to sick patients”
    kind words showing understanding and sympathy”
    “thanked her for her kind letter”
    Synonyms:
    benign, benignant
    pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
    considerate
    showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
    good-natured
    having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
    soft
    compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    benignant, gracious
    characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
    benign
    kind in disposition or manner
    benevolent, charitable, good-hearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted, sympathetic
    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    gentle
    having or showing a kindly or tender nature
    kind-hearted, kindhearted
    having or proceeding from an innately kind disposition
    merciful
    showing or giving mercy
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    Antonyms:
    unkind
    lacking kindness
    malign
    evil or harmful in nature or influence
    cutting, edged, stinging
    (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
    harsh, rough
    unkind or cruel or uncivil
    hurtful
    causing hurt
    unkindly, unsympathetic
    lacking in sympathy and kindness
    merciless, unmerciful
    having or showing no mercy
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  2. adjective
    tolerant and forgiving under provocation
    “our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke”
    synonyms: tolerant
    forgiving
    inclined or able to forgive and show mercy
  3. adjective
    agreeable, conducive to comfort
    “a dry climate kind to asthmatics”
    “hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet”
    synonyms: genial
    hospitable
    favorable to life and growth
  4. noun
    a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    “what kinds of desserts are there?”
    synonyms: form, sort, variety
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    description
    sort or variety
    type
    a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    antitype
    an opposite or contrasting type
    art form
    (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
    style
    a particular kind (as to appearance)
    flavor, flavour
    (physics) the six kinds of quarks
    color, colour
    (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction
    species
    a specific kind of something
    genus
    a general kind of something
    brand, make
    a recognizable kind
    genre
    a kind of literary or artistic work
    ilk, like
    a kind of person
    manner
    a kind
    model
    a type of product
    stripe
    a kind or category
    like, the like, the likes of
    a similar kind
    breed
    a special type
    nature
    a particular type of thing
    edition, variant, variation, version
    something a little different from others of the same type
    architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture
    architecture as a kind of art form
    charm
    (physics) one of the six flavors of quark
    strangeness
    (physics) one of the six flavors of quark
    sonata form
    a musical form having 3 sections -- exposition and development and recapitulation; characteristic of 1st movement of a sonata or symphony
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    category
    a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
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