Definitions for kindlyˈkaɪnd li

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

  6. Origin: [AS. cyndelic. See Kind, n. ]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bellamy Brooks:

    Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.

  2. Henry Tuckerman:

    To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.

  3. Socrates:

    Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

  4. Socrates:

    Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

  5. Thomas Bailey Aldrich:

    To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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