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Definitions of kind

  1. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; " sculpture is a form of art"; " what kinds of desserts are there?"
  2. conducive to comfort; beneficial; " the genial sunshine"; " a kind climate"; " hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
  3. generously responsive; " good- hearted but inept efforts to help"; " take a kindly interest"; " a kindly gentleman"; " an openhearted gift to charity"
  4. expressing sympathy
  5. showing consideration and anticipation of needs; " it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers"; " a neighbor showed thoughtful attention"
  6. tolerant and forgiving under provocation; " our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
  7. liberal; " kind words of praise"
  8. helpful to other people; " helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day"
  9. agreeable; " a dry climate kind to asthmatics"
  10. characterized by mercy, and compassion; " compassionate toward disadvantaged people"; " kind to animals"; " a humane judge"
  11. having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; " kind to sick patients"; " a kind master"; " kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; " thanked her for her kind letter"
  12. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.
  13. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
  14. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.
  15. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.
  16. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.
  17. Nature; natural instinct or disposition.
  18. Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.
  19. Nature; style; character; sort; fashion; manner; variety; description; class; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.
  20. To beget.
  21. Indulgent; gracious; inclined to do good to others; affectionate; sympathetic.
  22. Class or species; quality; variety; sort.
  23. Those of kin, a race: sort or species: nature: style: character: produce, as distinguished from money.
  24. Having the feelings natural for those of the same family: disposed to do good to others.
  25. KINDNESS.
  26. KINDHEARTED.
  27. Gentle; benevolent; amiable.
  28. Sort or species.
  29. Gentle; tender; humane; kindly.
  30. Sort; a class; species.
  31. Disposed to do good to others and to make them happy; proceeding from tenderness or goodness of heart; benevolent.
  32. Race; genus; sort or species; nature; natural propensity or determination.
  33. Race; family; sort; produce; nature.
  34. Disposed to do good to others; indulgent; favourable.
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Antonyms for kind

crusty, merciless, ferocious, hard-boiled, disdainful, adversary, barbarous, swinish, derogative, heartless, fierce, ungovernable, rigid, riley, indurate, disparaging, brittle, chilly, contemptuous, compassionless, antiseptic, frosty, belittling, catty, brutish, adversarial, ill-mannered, callous, detractive, Hard-hearted, perverse, disagreeable, inattentive, Hopping, bearish, sour, gelid, green-eyed, hostile, Horn-mad, sadistic, demeaning, jaundiced, insensate, unfeeling, ill-bred, Decrying, morose, pitiless, pachydermatous, malignant, clammy, authoritarian, inhospitable, mean, derisory, cold-blooded, flinty, stern, brute, grim, truculent, bilious, untoward, unmannerly, unsparing, edged, dyspeptic, uncomplimentary, despiteful, infuriate, acrimonious, Coldish, desensitized, incensed, subhuman, rough, antipathetic, uncaring, malevolent, invidious, virulent, cutting, violent, riled, Rankled, sanguinary, wilful, choleric, splenetic, churlish, foaming, ironhearted, hot, inhuman, raging, acrid, butcherly, Ticked, negative, embittered, cold, cold-eyed, unthinking, vindictive, furious, ill-humored, untrained, glacial, mad, rabid, beastly, affectless, derogatory, wroth, surly, antagonistic, chill, barbaric, unkind, hard-eyed, pejorative, outraged, unlovely, murderous, homicidal, stony, steamed up, ramrod, inhumane, ballistic, bloodthirsty, remorseless, steaming, dogged, austere, mortal, froward, unmerciful, uncultivated, irate, ill-tempered, sanguineous, heedless, stinging, bloody-minded, enraged, depreciative, teed off, scornful, roiled, ornery, frozen, nasty, rigorous, wanton, sanguine, insensitive, obdurate, Murdering, ruthless, animalistic, depreciatory, wintry, unsympathetic, uncordial, Unamiable, inconsiderate, petulant, arctic, hateful, brutal, stonyhearted, spiteful, infuriated, impolite, indignant, vengeful, uncivil, wayward, thoughtless, strict, shirty, unheeding, unforgiving, ill-natured, unkindly, snappish, livid, case-hardened, fell, factious, sulky, vicious, sullen, wrathful, hard, malicious, heavy-handed, crabbed, feral, cheesed off, unsentimental, apoplectic, savage, angry, covetous, atrocious, slighting, angered, bitter, inimical, ireful, rude, severe, cool, unfriendly, sore, Fuming, thick-skinned, icy, acid, slash-and-burn, uncharitable, malign, bad, fiery, Ferine, gruff, revengeful, cantankerous, fractious, frigid, unhelpful, Fiendish, bloody, uncompassionate, bestial, resentful, take-no-prisoners, tough, harsh, inflamed, envious, jealous, soulless, cruel, degrading, denigratory, hurtful, denigrative, deprecatory, rancorous.

Quotes of kind

  1. Self -education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. – Isaac Asimov
  2. What kind of man would I have been if I had not been there to help her? I felt along with her- not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can't be detached. – Charles Bronson
  3. We're going through a kind of ancient, barbaric war dance now- it's almost an ultimate in absurdity. – Clark M. Clifford
  4. I'd think, 'In a relationship, we should never have his kind of fight.' Then, instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn't be married if your that kind of person. – George Clooney
  5. But when they needed love or help or had a problem of any kind they could always go to Roselle because she was always there for them. That was not always the case with me. – Perry Como
  6. Actually I like working kind of fast, because if you got it, why bother doing it over and over? – Alan Cumming
  7. Death is a billion -dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane. – John Cusack
  8. I don't want to be Tom Cruise. I'm not after some movie blockbuster career. That's not the kind of work I'm interested in. And frankly, it's not the kind of work I'm ever going to get. – Randy Harrison
  9. And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway, because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald. It's a very kind of '50s English name. – Elton John
  10. With four people you can create one very strong kind of energy, but if you can get 65 people working together, and swinging together, that's a whole other kind of energy. – Chuck Mangione
  11. It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is. – Elizabeth Moon
  12. In fact, I heard Bird first, and had got well into listening to him. You know, it's the kind of accidental thing that awareness of a player is: what's available, what somebody happens to play for you. – Gerry Mulligan
  13. And I like the look on people's faces when I say I'm doing this movie called Pride and Prejudice and they kind of smile, and then I say I'm in a movie called Doom and they kind of do a double take and try and put the two things together. And they never quite manage to. – Rosamund Pike
  14. This is my 25th year of being on stage. A lot of people who I kind of toed up to the starting line with are no longer in this position. I feel very, very lucky. – Henry Rollins
  15. First, I'd become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical -thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e -mail discussion lists a decade ago. – Carl Wilson

Usage examples for kind

  1. Think it's a kind of chance? – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. Kind love to Mr. Gubb. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  3. " Never could do much with that kind ennyhow. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  4. If you will be so kind – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  5. " You have been very kind to come with me. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  6. I'm that kind I'm afraid. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  7. How good and kind you've all been! – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  8. It was very kind of you to come. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. I always knew as something o' this kind 'ud be 'appenin'. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  10. You are very kind replied Lawry. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  11. I know the kind – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  12. You know it's nothing of the kind – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. It's very kind of you, miss! – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  14. Nothing of any kind – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  15. Oh, my dear brother, say one kind word to me! – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  16. " It is very kind of you, what you are doing," he said. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. They will be kind to you. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  18. I didn't come to you for that kind of talk. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  19. All are so kind – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. That is not kind – The Gringos by B. M. Bower

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