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Antonyms for kindliness

enmity, tartness, nastiness, savagery, rancor, edge, pugnacity, hostility, crossness, stinginess, biliousness, disfavor, Acrimoniousness, spleen, despite, incivility, viciousness, hatefulness, scrappiness, defiance, spite, choler, inhumanity, self-seeking, bitterness, maliciousness, callousness, bite, barbarity, thoughtlessness, pungency, acuteness, animosity, niggardliness, acridity, insensitivity, unconcern, acerbity, unkindness, malevolence, feistiness, dislike, inhumanness, irritability, belligerence, Acidness, cattiness, uncongeniality, acrimony, hatred, ruthlessness, venom, militance, meanness, bellicosity, animalism, perverseness, repulsion, ill will, roughness, militantness, spitefulness, fight, Unkindliness, mercilessness, sternness, distaste, vitriol, waspishness, antagonism, acridness, assaultiveness, militancy, virulence, huffiness, repugnance, animality, perversity, testiness, brutishness, belligerency, beastliness, severity, petulance, cruelty, truculence, querulousness, selfishness, savageness, bestiality, peevishness, grumpiness, malignance, disinterest, asperity, aggressiveness, toughness, Irritableness, illiberality, barbarousness, intolerance, harshness, poignancy, quarrelsomeness, poignance, grimness, malignancy, antipathy, swinishness, combativeness, contentiousness, malignity, indifference, malice, acidity, inconsiderateness, Churlishness, brutality, pitilessness, heartlessness, sharpness, crankiness, cold-bloodedness, hate, greediness, irascibility, pettishness, keenness, grouchiness, crotchetiness, coldness, disputatiousness, coldheartedness, irascibleness, unfeelingness, aggression.

Quotes of kindliness

  1. The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets. – Rupert Brooke
  2. One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality. – David Herbert Lawrence
  3. Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for kindliness

  1. " He thinks I shall blame him, poor fellow," she thought, and, with her quick kindliness she tried, indirectly, to reassure him. – A Christmas Posy by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  2. She looked at her neighbor with eyes still full of tears, and as the girl, who was wholly absorbed in her task, did not notice her gaze, Selene said in a tone of surprise rather than kindliness – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. They were still fond of him because he was beautiful and never vain of his beauty;- because in the midst of his recklessness there was always about him a certain kindliness which made him pleasant to those around him. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  4. There is such a quantity of truth and kindliness and warm affections, that a man's heart opens to him, in spite of himself. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  5. Kindliness and good feeling, common sense, and ideas about man and his circumstances, are to be enjoyed and gained quite as much in ordinary as in what is commonly called intellectual society. – Harriet Martineau by Florence Fenwick Miller
  6. There is your room, my child,- he said, with a grave kindliness which moved me strangely- Farewell! – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  7. Quite as essential, perhaps, as this kindliness and of course far more important, was a fact of which I ultimately came to have striking proof, namely that he was the most honourable and high- minded of men. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  8. She has grace and dignity, a consciousness of her charms combined with a proud humility, and not only kindliness of nature, but real goodness of heart. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  9. In his presence she was silent, defiant, and repellent, but as soon as he quitted her, her innate, warm- hearted kindliness and child- like merriment woke up to new life, and their fairest blossoms opened out in the senator's house among the little troop who amply repaid her love with theirs. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. At such a time the best feature in the Pope's character, a sort of feeble kindliness of nature, was sure to show itself. – Rome in 1860 by Edward Dicey
  11. It seemed to him, as the hours went by, that he was talking with her and telling her many things- confessions, some of them, and pleas for her continued kindliness – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  12. Mrs. Jocelyn, in her kindliness took his part, and said, " Millie, you are satirical and unjust I'm sure he's a well- meaning young man." – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  13. Kindliness and good- nature beamed from its lines; but at the moment the plump little man seemed in trouble. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  14. His face held nought but kindliness which he made no attempt to hide. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  15. A prosperous youth who needed but kindliness and affection to make him happy! – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  16. He who has much to do with the native Egyptian will have discovered that there are in him a fund of kindliness and a treasure of good qualities. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  17. Her heart softened at the kindliness of her father's tone. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  18. Madam Wetherill comforted him with great kindliness – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  19. But there was no pity or kindliness in the Spanish general's heart. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  20. And are you deceived by this show of kindliness – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott