Definitions for kindlyˈkaɪnd li
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
kind•lyˈkaɪnd li(adj.; adv.)-li•er, -li•est
(adj.)having, showing, or proceeding from a kind disposition:
gentle or mild.
pleasant or beneficial.
(adv.)in a kind manner.
cordially or heartily:
We thank you kindly.
Kindly close the door.
to take kindly to an idea.
Origin of kindly:
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"
pleasant and agreeable
"a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"
in a kind manner or out of kindness
"He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in a gentle and caring way
"Can I help?" she said kindly.
used to request sth politely
Sir, would you kindly come with me?
to be displeased by
I don't take kindly to people telling me what to do.
In a kind manner, out of kindness.
He kindly offered to take us to the station in his car.
in a favourable way.
With kind acceptance; .
Having a kind personality.
A kindly old man sits on the park bench every afternoon feeding pigeons.
according to the kind or nature; natural
humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful; as, kindly affections, words, acts, etc
favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent
in a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige
Translations for kindly
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in a kind manner
She kindly lent me a handkerchief.
- bondosamentePortuguese (BR)
- कृपया, कृपापूर्वकHindi
- maloniai, mielaiLithuanian
- laipni; labvēlīgiLatvian
- dengan baik hatiMalay
- vennlig, velvilligNorwegian
- ،با عطوفت مهربانانهPersian
- په لطف او مهربانيPashto
- cu amabilitate; amabilRomanian
- vänligt, välvilligtSwedish
- nazikçe, kibarcaTurkish
- 好意地Chinese (Trad.)
- نرمی یا ملائمت سےUrdu
- một cách tử tếVietnamese
- 友好地Chinese (Simp.)
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