Kind in a sentence as a noun

The simplest answer is that it kind of helps me track the text, but it's less than that.

The rationale was always some kind of MBA newspeak blather.

They got the money and then did a kind of mindless MBA rain dance until the money was gone.

I think Larry Tesler might have struck some kind of chord in Bezos when he said his mom couldn't use the goddamn website.

The American citizenry tends to be OK with this kind of thing as long as it happens far away from us.

And I don't _ever_ want to hear that kind of obvious garbage and idiocy from a kernel maintainer again.

It's kind of questionable that a one-paragraph throwaway rant like this has hit the front page of HN. But if that indicates that a lot of people around here have burned their facebook accounts, or are planning to, that would be a hopeful sign for civilization.

Kind in a sentence as an adjective

I was kind of hoping that competitive pressure from Microsoft and Amazon and more recently Facebook would make us wake up collectively and start doing universal services.

It was just kind of a let-down after such a long buildup, and then they started to wonder why they invested the entirety of their twenties into it and question whether that's really what they wanted their life to be.

This kind of Monday morning quarterbacking is unfortunately usually done by people who've never shipped a drug or device in their lives, like most politicians, journalists, or federal regulators.

It's the kind of language a lawyer would use to qualify a patent clause.- We do not provide direct access to our servers.- We do not provide direct access nor is there a backdoor.- O, but we do still pipe all of your data to external NSA servers.

The idea here is to spend the most time with candidates who might potentially work out and wasting as little time as possible on those that probably won't;- the problem with these kinds of whiteboard coding problems is that the tendency is for interviewers to think the problem needs to be "hard".

The locker-room atmosphere that stuff like this creates is a huge barrier to entry for a lot of people, women especially, who infer that on top of all the technically difficult stuff that everyone has to learn to be CS types, they'll also have to deal with a constant barrage of "you're not our kind" flung at them by the in-group.

Kind definitions


a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"

See also: sort form variety


having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"


agreeable, conducive to comfort; "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"; "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"

See also: genial


tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"

See also: tolerant