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. Bob Gray:

    I'll just give you an example, if you're running and you walk doors, you kindly knock on a door and if you have a good conversation you ask if you can put a yard sign in the yard and sometimes that works. Well, they've got the Hillary (Clinton) voting list and they're just having large teams, many from out of state, walk through and they're just putting signs in every yard of a Hillary voter. And you wake up in the morning and you don't like the sign, maybe you throw it away. But the vast majority of the people are just leaving the sign up, which is creating a sense of energy that's unrealistic.

  2. Kasetsart University:

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn kindly wished that Khun Thong Daeng's lineage be extended so that the people may remember late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Khun Thong Daeng.

  3. James Andrew Lewis:

    They got rid of cyber coordinator... They lost that central coordination, doJ, DoD won't look kindly on CISA telling them what to do. It's better than it used to be but they're in a hard spot politically.

  4. William Wordsworth:

    I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive like a wildflower when these favour, and when they do not, it is in vain to look for it.

  5. Mark Twain:

    I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

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