Synonyms for kind

Synonyms for (noun) kind

Synonyms: form, kind, sort, variety

Definition: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Usage: sculpture is a form of art; what kinds of desserts are there?

Similar words: category

Definition: a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

Synonyms for (adjective) kind

Synonyms: kind, tolerant

Definition: tolerant and forgiving under provocation

Usage: our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke

Similar words: forgiving

Definition: inclined or able to forgive and show mercy

Usage: a kindly forgiving nature; a forgiving embrace to the naughty child


Synonyms: kind, genial

Definition: agreeable, conducive to comfort

Usage: a dry climate kind to asthmatics; the genial sunshine; hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet

Similar words: hospitable

Definition: favorable to life and growth

Usage: soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth; a hospitable environment


Synonyms: kind

Definition: having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

Usage: kind to sick patients; a kind master; kind words showing understanding and sympathy; thanked her for her kind letter

Similar words: gracious, benignant

Definition: characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects

Usage: our benignant king


Similar words: benign

Definition: kindness of disposition or manner

Usage: the benign ruler of millions; benign intentions


Similar words: benevolent, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted, charitable, good-hearted, sympathetic

Definition: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

Usage: was charitable in his opinions of others; kindly criticism; a kindly act; sympathetic words; a large-hearted mentor


Similar words: gentle

Definition: having or showing a kindly or tender nature

Usage: the gentle touch of her hand; her gentle manner was comforting; a gentle sensitive nature; gentle blue eyes


Similar words: kind-hearted, kindhearted

Definition: having or proceeding from an innately kind disposition

Usage: a generous and kindhearted teacher