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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
kindliness
    n 1: friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
         [syn: kindliness, helpfulness]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kindliness \Kind"li*ness\, n.
   1. Natural inclination; natural course. [Obs.] --Milton.
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   2. The quality or state of being kindly; benignity;
      benevolence; gentleness; tenderness; as, kindliness of
      disposition, of treatment, or of words.
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            In kind a father, but not in kindliness.
                                                  --Sackville.
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   3. Softness; mildness; propitiousness; as, kindliness of
      weather, or of a season.
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            Fruits and corn are much advanced by temper of the
            air and
            kindliness of seasons.                --Whitlock.
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