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From Middle English kindeful, kyndeful, equivalent to kind +‎ -ful.


kindful (comparative more kindful, superlative most kindful)

  1. (obsolete) Natural.
  2. (Britain dialectal) Of, relating to, or denoting a specified kind or sort; kindly.
    • 1830, Robert Forby, The vocabulary of East Anglia:
      "Men and women, horses and asses, sheep and oxen, and all kindiful things"
  3. Of natural disposition or affections; kind.
    • 1856, Wesleyan Methodist missionary society, The Wesleyan juvenile offering:
      The lady who was then in charge of the school, manifested a kindful feeling towards her, and imparted the best [...]