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Kindness vs. Love — What's the Difference?

Kindness vs. Love — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Kindness and Love

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Kindness

Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward. Kindness was one of the main topics in the Bible.

Love

Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure. An example of this range of meanings is that the love of a mother differs from the love of a spouse, which differs from the love of food.

Kindness

The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate
He thanked them for their kindness and support

Love

A strong feeling of affection and concern toward another person, as that arising from kinship or close friendship.

Kindness

The quality or state of being kind.
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Love

A strong feeling of affection and concern for another person accompanied by sexual attraction.

Kindness

An instance of kind behavior
Your kindnesses won't be forgotten.

Love

A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.

Kindness

The state of being kind.
Jamie's kindness is legendary, so much that people have taken advantage of her.

Love

A feeling of kindness or concern by God or a god toward humans.

Kindness

An instance of kind or charitable behaviour.
Do me a kindness and leave.
I'm going to turn a blind eye to this misdemeanour, out of the kindness of my heart.

Love

Often Love(Christianity) Charity.

Kindness

The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.
I do fear thy nature;It is too full o' the milk of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way.
Unremembered actsOf kindness and of love.

Love

Sexual desire or activity
The pleasures of love.
A night of love.

Kindness

A kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness.

Love

An instance of being in love
Teenage loves can be as fleeting as they are intense.

Kindness

The quality of being warm-hearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

Love

A person for whom one has strong feelings of affection
She met her new love at the restaurant.

Kindness

Tendency to be kind and forgiving

Love

Used as a term of endearment for such a person.

Kindness

A kind act

Love

An intense emotional attachment to something, as to a pet or treasured object.

Love

An expression of one's affection
Send him my love.

Love

A strong predilection or enthusiasm
A love of language.
Love for the game of golf.

Love

The object of such an enthusiasm
The outdoors is her greatest love.

Love

Love(Mythology) Eros or Cupid.

Love

(Sports) A score of zero, as in tennis.

Love

To feel love for (a person)
We love our parents. I love my friends.

Love

To feel sexual love for (a person).

Love

To feel devotion to (God or a god).

Love

To feel or show kindness or concern to (a person). Used of God or a god.

Love

To have an intense emotional attachment to
Loves his house.

Love

To embrace or caress
They were loving each other on the sofa.

Love

To have sexual intercourse with.

Love

To like or desire enthusiastically
Loves swimming.

Love

To thrive on; need
The cactus loves hot, dry air.

Love

To feel love or sexual love for another.

Love

(uncountable) A deep caring for the existence of another.

Love

(uncountable) Strong affection.

Love

A profound and caring affection towards someone.
A mother’s love is not easily shaken.
My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life.

Love

Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.

Love

A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.
I have never been in love as much as I have with you.

Love

A deep or abiding liking for something; an enthusiasm for something.
My love of cricket knows no bounds.

Love

(countable) A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.

Love

A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.
Hello love, how can I help you?

Love

A thing, activity, etc. which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.

Love

(euphemistic) Sexual desire; attachment based on sexual attraction.

Love

(euphemistic) Sexual activity.

Love

An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.

Love

Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.

Love

(obsolete) A thin silk material.

Love

A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba.

Love

Zero, no score.
So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.

Love

Nothing; no recompense.

Love

To have a strong affection for (someone or something).
I love my spouse.
I love you!
I love that song!

Love

(transitive) To need, thrive on.
Mold loves moist, dark places.

Love

(transitive) To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.
I love walking barefoot on wet grass;
I'd love to join the team;
I love what you've done with your hair

Love

To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).

Love

(transitive) To derive delight from a fact or situation.
I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte.

Love

To have sex with (perhaps from make love).
I wish I could love her all night long.

Love

A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.
Of all the dearest bonds we proveThou countest sons' and mothers' loveMost sacred, most Thine own.

Love

Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.
He on his sideLeaning half-raised, with looks of cordial loveHung over her enamored.

Love

Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
Demetrius . . . Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,And won her soul.

Love

Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
Love, and health to all.
Smit with the love of sacred song.
The love of science faintly warmed his breast.

Love

Due gratitude and reverence to God.
Keep yourselves in the love of God.

Love

The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest love was reading.
Open the temple gates unto my love.

Love

Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
Such was his form as painters, when they showTheir utmost art, on naked Lores bestow.
Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.

Love

A thin silk stuff.

Love

A climbing species of Clematis (Clematis Vitalba).

Love

Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc.
He won the match by three sets to love.

Love

Sexual intercourse; - a euphemism.
A little western flower,Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound;And maidens call it love-in-idleness.

Love

To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.

Love

To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.

Love

To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures.
Wit, eloquence, and poetry.Arts which I loved.

Love

To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

Love

A strong positive emotion of regard and affection;
His love for his work
Children need a lot of love

Love

Any object of warm affection or devotion;
The theater was her first love
He has a passion for cock fighting

Love

A beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Love

A deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction;
Their love left them indifferent to their surroundings
She was his first love

Love

A score of zero in tennis or squash;
It was 40 love

Love

Sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people;
His lovemaking disgusted her
He hadn't had any love in months
He has a very complicated love life

Love

Have a great affection or liking for;
I love French food
She loves her boss and works hard for him

Love

Get pleasure from;
I love cooking

Love

Be enamored or in love with;
She loves her husband deeply

Love

Have sexual intercourse with;
This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
Adam knew Eve
Were you ever intimate with this man?

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