What does kindly mean?

Definitions for kindly
ˈkaɪnd likind·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word kindly.

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

    Etymology: [AS. cyndelic. See Kind, n. ]

  2. Kindly(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. cyndelic. See Kind, n. ]

  3. Kindly(noun)

    favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent

    Etymology: [AS. cyndelic. See Kind, n. ]

  4. Kindly(adverb)

    naturally; fitly

    Etymology: [AS. cyndelic. See Kind, n. ]

  5. Kindly(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. cyndelic. See Kind, n. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kindly

    kīnd′li, adj. natural: benevolent: (orig.) belonging to the kind or race.—n. Kind′liness.—adv. Kind′ly.—adj. Kind′ly-nā′tured.—Kindly tenant (Scot.), a tenant of the same stock as his landlord, or who held his lands in succession, from father to son, for several generations.

Editors Contribution

  1. kindly

    In a kind manner.

    They kindly help their neighbours when it is necessary and vital.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

How to pronounce kindly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say kindly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kindly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kindly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of kindly in a Sentence

  1. Janeane Garofalo.In an interview:

    He very kindly said,' I'm sorry about what happened with that,' and he had nothing to do with it.

  2. Mary Howitt:

    God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race - to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affection; to give our shoulds higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts. My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children

  3. Omar Khayyam:

    To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

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