- (America) IPA: /ˈkaɪndli/
kindly (comparative kindlier, superlative kindliest)
- Having a kind personality; kind, warmhearted, sympathetic.
- A kindly old man sits on the park bench every afternoon feeding pigeons.
- 1849, [Alfred, Lord Tennyson], In Memoriam, London: Edward Moxon, […], published 1850, OCLC 3968433 ↗, (
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- The shade by which my life was crossed […] has made me kindly with my kind.
- (dated) Favourable, gentle, pleasant, tidy, auspicious, beneficent.
- 1712, Alexander Pope, Messiah:
- In soft silence shed the kindly shower.
- should e'er a kindlier time ensue
- (archaic) Lawful.
- (obsolete) Natural; inherent to the kind or race.
Book of Common Prayer
- the kindly fruits of the earth
- an herd of bulls whom kindly rage doth sting
- Whatsoever as the Son of God he may do, it is kindly for Him as the Son of Man to save the sons of men.
- In a kind manner, out of kindness.
- He kindly offered to take us to the station in his car.
- 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
- She was both beautiful and young to their eyes. Her hair was a rich red in color and fell in flowing ringlets over her shoulders. Her dress was pure white but her eyes were blue, and they looked kindly upon the little girl.
- In a favourable way.
- Please; used to make a polite request.
- Kindly refrain from walking on the grass.
- Kindly move your car out of the front yard.
- (US) With kind acceptance; .
- I don't take kindly to threats.
- Aunt Daisy didn't take it kindly when we forgot her anniversary.
- When I ask kindly, I don't expect to repeat myself.
- (dialectal) Kind of, somewhat.
- (archaic) Readily.
- (obsolete) Naturally.
- French: gentillement, aimablement
- German: freundlicherweise, liebenswürdig
- Italian: gentilmente
- Portuguese: gentilmente
- Russian: благожелательно
- Spanish: bondadosamente