Kind"li*ness (?), n.

1.

Natural inclination; natural course.

[Obs.]

Milton.

2.

The quality or state of being kindly; benignity; benevolence; gentleness; tenderness; as, kindliness of disposition, of treatment, or of words.

In kind a father, but not in kindliness. Sackville.

3.

Softness; mildness; propitiousness; as, kindliness of weather, or of a season.

Fruits and corn are much advanced by temper of the air and kindliness of seasons. Whitlock.

 

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