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  

How to pronounce kindly?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Emeasoba George:

    The entire law or scripture is summed up in a single command. Guess what it could be? It's nothing else but love your neighbour as yourself, scripture reference (Galatians 5 : 14). So, says the scripture and I'm saying the same thing. You've got to love all and sundry, even if you don't like them. Do you hate at the expense of love? If yes then, please do away with hatred and kindly replenish yourself with love. For, a call to love all is a divine command which you should strictly adhere to. Yes of course, you should love and never hate. Besides, God first loved us. So that we can love one another in return. Therefore, love all and hate none.

  2. 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.

  3. Thomas Bailey Aldrich:

    To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.

  4. Michael Avenatti:

    We do not take kindly to these threats, nor will we be intimidated.

  5. Emily Dickinson:

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

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