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Definition of Kindliness

Kindliness

  1. Natural inclination; natural course.
  2. The quality or state of being kindly; benignity; benevolence; gentleness; tenderness; as, kindliness of disposition, of treatment, or of words.
  3. Softness; mildness; propitiousness; as, kindliness of weather, or of a season.

Kindliness Quotations

The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets.
Rupert Brooke

The most frightening pages of history are those which reveal how easily conditions making a desert of the human spirit may come into existence, with the oozings away of incentive and kindliness in our natural social structure.
Haniel Long

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

One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality.
D. H. Lawrence
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