Definitions for kindlyˈkaɪnd li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kind•lyˈkaɪnd li(adj.; adv.)-li•er, -li•est

  1. (adj.)having, showing, or proceeding from a kind disposition:

    kindly people.

  2. gentle or mild.

  3. pleasant or beneficial.

  4. (adv.)in a kind manner.

  5. cordially or heartily:

    We thank you kindly.

  6. obligingly; please:

    Kindly close the door.

  7. favorably:

    to take kindly to an idea.

Origin of kindly:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted(adj)

    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

    "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"

  2. kindly(adverb)

    pleasant and agreeable

    "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"

  3. kindly(adverb)

    in a kind manner or out of kindness

    "He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kindly(adverb)ˈkaɪnd li

    in a gentle and caring way

    "Can I help?" she said kindly.

  2. kindlyˈkaɪnd li

    used to request sth politely

    Sir, would you kindly come with me?

  3. kindlyˈkaɪnd li

    to be displeased by

    I don't take kindly to people telling me what to do.


  1. kindly(Adverb)

    In a kind manner, out of kindness.

    He kindly offered to take us to the station in his car.

  2. kindly(Adverb)

    in a favourable way.

  3. kindly(Adverb)

    Please; .

  4. kindly(Adverb)

    With kind acceptance; .

  5. kindly(Adjective)

    Having a kind personality.

    A kindly old man sits on the park bench every afternoon feeding pigeons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kindly(noun)

    according to the kind or nature; natural

  2. Kindly(noun)

    humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful; as, kindly affections, words, acts, etc

  3. Kindly(noun)

    favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent

  4. Kindly(adverb)

    naturally; fitly

  5. Kindly(adverb)

    in a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige

Translations for kindly

From our Multilingual Dictionary

  • amablementCatalan, Valencian
  • dobrosrdečný, mile, laskavý, laskavě, vlídně, srdečněCzech
  • venligst, venligDanish
  • freundlicherweise, Bitte, liebenswürdigGerman
  • bondadosamente, agradable, bondadosoSpanish
  • ystävällisesti, mukava, hyväntahtoisesti, ystävällinen, hyväntahtoinenFinnish
  • gentillement, veuillez, aimablementFrench
  • gentilmente, volete, per piacereItalian
  • vriendelijk, beminnelijkDutch
  • amável, gentil, agradávelPortuguese
  • добродушно, добрый, благожелательноRussian
  • nazikçeTurkish
  • amiståvmint, binamêymint, s' i vs plaitWalloon


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