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. President Reagan:

    I would have preferred it if he decided to attack me, from what I hear, he's chosen to attack my wife, and I don't look kindly on that at all.

  2. Gareth Southgate:

    Although our team will be better in two years with more life experience, maybe the cards on injuries and things won't fall as kindly and we won't get this opportunity again, it's dangerous if I start to get carried away, but I'm proud of the way we're playing.

  3. Secretary General Markus Kattner:

    FIFA and AFC would kindly ask you to abide by the following: first to reinstate the four dismissed ANFA members by May 23, 2016 the latest, and second, to convene an ordinary congress of ANFA as soon as possible thereafter.

  4. Emily Dickinson:

    Becuase I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality

  5. 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.

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