Kind vs. Dear

Kind vs. Dear — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Kind and Dear

Kindadjective

Having or showing a friendly, generous, sympathetic, or warm-hearted nature.

Dearadjective

Loved and cherished

my dearest friend.

Kindadjective

Agreeable or beneficial

a dry climate kind to asthmatics.

Dearadjective

Greatly valued; precious

lost everything dear to them.

Kindnoun

A group of individuals or instances sharing common traits; a category or sort

different kinds of furniture.a new kind of politics.

Dearadjective

Highly esteemed or regarded. Used in direct address, especially in salutations

Dear Lee Dawson.
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Kindnoun

A doubtful or borderline member of a given category

fashioned a kind of shelter.a kind of bluish color.

Dearadjective

High-priced; expensive.

Kindnoun

Underlying character as a determinant of the class to which a thing belongs; nature or essence.

Dearadjective

Charging high prices.

Kindnoun

The natural order or course of things; nature.

Dearadjective

Earnest; ardent

"This good man was a dear lover and constant practicer of angling" (Izaak Walton).
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Kindnoun

Manner or fashion.

Dearadjective

(Obsolete) Noble; worthy.

Kindnoun

Lineal ancestry or descent.

Dearadjective

Heartfelt

It is my dearest wish.

Kindnoun

Lineal ancestors or descendants considered as a group.

Dearadjective

Severe; grievous; sore

our dearest need.

Kindnoun

A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.

What kind of a person are you?This is a strange kind of tobacco.

Dearnoun

A person who is greatly loved. Often used as a form of address.

Kindnoun

A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.

The opening served as a kind of window.

Dearnoun

An endearing, lovable, or kind person

What a dear she is!.

Kindnoun

(archaic) One's inherent nature; character, natural disposition.

Dearadverb

With fondness; affectionately.

Kindnoun

Goods or services used as payment, as e.g. in barter.

Dearadverb

At a high cost

sold their wares dear.

Kindnoun

Equivalent means used as response to an action.

I'll pay in kind for his insult.

Dearinterjunction

Used as a polite exclamation, chiefly of surprise or distress

oh dear.dear me.

Kindnoun

(Christianity) Each of the two elements of the communion service, bread and wine.

Dearadjective

High in price; expensive.

The dearer the jewel, the greater the love expressed.

Kindadjective

Having a benevolent, courteous, friendly, generous, gentle, liberal, sympathetic, or warm-hearted nature or disposition, marked by consideration for – and service to – others.

Dearadjective

Loved; lovable.

Kindadjective

Affectionate.

a kind man; a kind heart

Dearadjective

Loving, affectionate, heartfelt

Such dear embrace tenderly comforts even in this dear sorrow.

Kindadjective

Favorable.

Dearadjective

Precious to or greatly valued by someone.

The dearer the giver, the dearer the trinket he brings!

Kindadjective

Mild, gentle, forgiving

The years have been kind to Richard Gere; he ages well.

Dearadjective

A formal way to start (possibly after my) addressing somebody at the beginning of a letter, memo etc.

Dear Sir/Madam/Miss, please notice our offices will be closed during the following bank holidays:nb....

Kindadjective

Gentle; tractable; easily governed.

a horse kind in harness

Dearadjective

A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.

My dear friend, I feel better as soon as you come sit beside my sickbed!

Kindadjective

(obsolete) Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.

Dearadjective

An ironic way to start (often after my) addressing an inferior.

My dear boy, if your grades don't pick up I won't bounce you on but over my knee!

Kindnoun

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;

sculpture is a form of artwhat kinds of desserts are there?

Dearadjective

(obsolete) Noble.

Kindadjective

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

kind to sick patientsa kind masterkind words showing understanding and sympathythanked her for her kind letter

Dearadjective

Severe, or severely affected; sore.

Kindadjective

liberal;

kind words of praise

Dearadjective

(obsolete) Fierce.

The Christens found the heathens dear, as the lion doth the bear.

Kindadjective

conducive to comfort; beneficial;

the genial sunshinea kind climatehot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet

Dearnoun

A very kind, loving person.

My cousin is such a dear, always drawing me pictures.

Kindadjective

expressing sympathy

Dearnoun

A beloved person

Kindadjective

characterized by mercy, and compassion;

compassionate toward disadvantaged peoplekind to animalsa humane judge

Dearverb

(obsolete) To endear.

Kindadjective

agreeable;

a dry climate kind to asthmatics

Dearadverb

dearly; at a high price

Kindadjective

helpful to other people;

helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day

Dearnoun

a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Kindadjective

tolerant and forgiving under provocation;

our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke

Dearnoun

a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

Kindadjective

showing consideration and anticipation of needs;

it was thoughtful of you to bring flowersa neighbor showed thoughtful attention

Dearadjective

dearly loved

Kindadjective

generously responsive;

good-hearted but inept efforts to helptake a kindly interesta kindly gentlemanan openhearted gift to charity

Dearadjective

with or in a close or intimate relationship;

a good friendmy sisters and brothers are near and dear

Dearadjective

earnest;

one's dearest wishdevout wishes for their successheartfelt condolences

Dearadjective

having a high price;

costly jewelryhigh-priced merchandisemuch too dear for my pocketbooka pricey restaurant

Dearadverb

with affection;

she loved him dearlyhe treats her affectionately

Dearadverb

at a great cost;

he paid dearly for the foodthis cost him dear