From Middle English kindeful, kyndeful, equivalent to kind + -ful.
kindful (comparative more kindful, superlative most kindful)
- (obsolete) Natural.
- (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"
- 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 [...]