kindness

If someone asks you to do them a kindness, they mean a nice, kind act, the kind that makes you think of puppies and daisies.

The noun kindness can be used for a kind act or to describe someone's temperament. You might say of someone that her kindness is quite genuine, or on the other hand she fakes kindness to get what she wants.

Definitions of kindness
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n the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

Antonyms:
unkindness
lack of sympathy
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generosity, generousness
the trait of being willing to give your money or time
benevolence
an inclination to do kind or charitable acts
loving-kindness
tender kindness motivated by a feeling of affection
considerateness, consideration, thoughtfulness
kind and considerate regard for others
attentiveness
the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
charitableness
generosity as manifested by practicing charity (as for the poor or unfortunate)
bounteousness, bounty
generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
bigheartedness
the quality of being kind and generous
liberality, liberalness
the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
unselfishness
the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others
brotherly love, charity
a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
tact, tactfulness
consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
Type of:
good, goodness
moral excellence or admirableness

n tendency to be kind and forgiving

Synonyms:
forgivingness
Type of:
mercifulness, mercy
a disposition to be kind and forgiving

n a kind act

Synonyms:
benignity
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benefaction, benevolence
an act intending or showing kindness and good will
cupboard love
a show of affection motivated by selfishness
favor, favour
an act of gracious kindness
forgiveness, pardon
the act of excusing a mistake or offense
endearment
the act of showing affection
consideration, thoughtfulness
a considerate and thoughtful act
good turn, turn
a favor for someone
condonation
a pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred
exculpation
the act of freeing from guilt or blame
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action
something done (usually as opposed to something said)

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