Part of speech: adjective

Of a like nature or character; related; congenial; akin.

Part of speech: noun

Relationship; relatives collectively.

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Usage examples "kindred":

  1. He tried to tell her what her friendship meant to him; they were, he declared, kindred spirits- from the first time he had seen her, on the Common, he had known this. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  2. I believe you are scarcely more blessed with kindred than I? - "The Testing of Diana Mallory", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. He was as obstinate as ever in his lonesomeness, always pettishly rebuffing the friendly advances of Robin and, though I would take his cage to the vicinity of bird after bird, hoping that in some one of these he might recognize a kindred spirit, he found nothing of his feather. - "Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road", Katharine Lee Bates.