What does kindly mean?

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ˈkaɪnd likind·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-heartedadjective

    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. kindlyadverb

    pleasant and agreeable

    "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"

  3. kindlyadverb

    in a kind manner or out of kindness

    "He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake"

Wiktionary

  1. kindlyadverb

    In a kind manner, out of kindness.

    He kindly offered to take us to the station in his car.

  2. kindlyadverb

    in a favourable way.

  3. kindlyadverb

    Please; .

  4. kindlyadverb

    With kind acceptance; .

  5. kindlyadjective

    Having a kind personality.

    A kindly old man sits on the park bench every afternoon feeding pigeons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kindlynoun

    according to the kind or nature; natural

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

  2. Kindlynoun

    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. Kindlynoun

    favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent

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

  4. Kindlyadverb

    naturally; fitly

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

  5. Kindlyadverb

    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. kindlyadverb

    In a kind manner.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

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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. Octavio Paz:

    The North American system only wants to consider the positive aspects of reality. Men and women are subjected from childhood to an inexorable process of adaptation; certain principles, contained in brief formulas are endlessly repeated by the Press, the radio, the churches, and the schools, and by those kindly, sinister beings, the North American mothers and wives. A person imprisoned by these schemes is like a plant in a flowerpot too small for it: he cannot grow or mature.

  2. 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.

  3. Rich Noyes:

    It seems high and mighty of the Huffington Post to decide who is and who isn't a real candidate when Donald Trump is leading in the Republican polls right now, they wouldn't have taken kindly if the rest of the media had treated Arianna Huffington's run for governor of California as a sideshow. I would say it's up to the voters to decide who is a real candidate and who is not.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The glory of friendship is not the outstreched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.

  5. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    I wish you all the good and charm that life can offer. Think of me kindly, and rest assured that no one would more rejoice to hear of your happiness.

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