(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sort, species, class, type, ilk, breed, character, nature. —adj. kindly, kindhearted; gentle, tender, sympathetic, mild, friendly, obliging, benign, solicitous, lenient; helpful. See benevolence, leniency.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. tender, well-meaning, considerate, compassionate, benevolent, kindly, benign, generous, charitable, humane, merciful, loving, pleasant, amiable, soft, softhearted, kindhearted, sympathetic, understanding, solicitous, sweet, gentle, compliant, helpful, obliging, neighborly, accommodating, gracious, indulgent, noble-minded, motherly, fatherly, delicate, tactful, tenderhearted, warmhearted, good-natured, good-hearted, inoffensive, altruistic, other-directed, complaisant, lenient, acquiescent, easy-going, patient, tolerant, mellow, genial, sensitive, courteous, agreeable, thoughtful, assisting, well-disposed, willing, mollifying, benignant, good, doing good unto others; see also humane 1 , merciful 1 .
Ant. cruel, brutal, unfeeling.
Syn.- kind implies the possession of sympathetic or generous qualities, either habitually or specifically, or is applied to actions manifesting these [ he is kind only to his mother, your kind remarks ] ; kindly usually implies a characteristic nature or general disposition marked by such qualities [ his kindly old uncle ] ; benign suggests a mild or kindly nature and is applied especially to a gracious superior [ a benign employer ] ; benevolent implies a charitable or altruistic inclination to do good [ his benevolent interest in orphans ] n.
1. [Class]
Syn. classification, species, genus; see class 1 .
2. [Type]
Syn. sort, variety, description, fiber, stamp, ilk, character, complexion, tendency, gender, habit, breed, feather, set, tribe, denomination, persuasion, manner, connection, designation, brand.
in kind,
Syn. in the same way, with something like that received, in a similar fashion; see similarly .
of a kind,
Syn. similar, same, like; see alike 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
type, sort, variety, class, order, category, breed, strain, genus, brand, genre.
nice, compassionate, considerate, good, benevolent, generous, charitable, big-hearted, understanding, loving, sympathetic, humane, gentle, *bleedingheart, friendly, soft, merciful, forgiving, Christian, tenderhearted.
ANT.: mean, cruel, cold, brutal
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by kindness and concern for others: altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, good, goodhearted, kind-hearted, kindly. See ATTITUDE, KIND.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members: breed, cast, description, feather, ilk, lot, manner, mold, nature, order, sort, species, stamp, stripe, type, variety. Informal: persuasion. See GROUP.

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