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Hi,

What does for your kind information mean? To me the use of word kind here is total nonsense. Kind means merciful or type but what does kind mean here?
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I think it means that the person is being polite with you.

It's the same as : "I would like to kindly inform you..." = I would like to inform you politely.

Someone who is kind is gentle and helpful.

Melanie
Hi,

What does for your kind information mean? To me the use of word kind here is total nonsense. Kind means merciful or type but what does kind mean here?

Yes, it's obvious that the writer is trying to be nice, but it's rather nonsensical. My advice is not to say this.

Perhaps the writer is thinking of a phrase like 'For your kind attention', which makes sense and is often used.

Best wishes, Clive
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Dear Friends,

In sentences for your kind information and for your kind attention using of word kind is totally nonsensical to me. I don't know in what way using of word kind shows that speaker is trying to be polite. In we can insert forcefully kind in both above sentences then why don't we go further to do more nonsense and say for your polite/generous information or for your polite/generous attention.
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There is a difference between "kind information" and "kind attention". In "kind attention" we suggest that the recipient will be kind if he/she gives the matter his/her attention. The same cannot be said about "information".
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Hi,

I don't know in what way using of word kind shows that speaker is trying to be polite.

As I said, it's nonsense. However, the use of the word 'kind' in such a phrase does suggest the writer is making an attempt to be nice.

If I said 'for your stupid, irritating, goddaminformation, wouldn't you feel that perhaps I was trying to be rude to you? Emotion: smile

Communication is not always via just the meaning, it's often via the tone of what is said as well.

Best wishes, Clive
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Bravo Clive.Native Speakers talk to me like Clive said. Sometimes it doesn't have any meaning at all but it might be rhythm so people use it as their habit. In this case, I think so.
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Well, Clive did point out that this is a nonsense phrase and you should use 'for your kind attention' instead, which may be a bit silly, but does sort of make sense. It is a phrase that is fairly widely used in business correspondance.

'for your kind information' makes no sense whatsoever. It would make someone sound very uneducated to me, as if they had made a mistake for 'kind attention'.
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Anonymous:
Maybe you should try `for your kind consideration`?
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