Kindly



[kahynd-lee] /ˈkaɪnd li/

adjective, kindlier, kindliest.
1.
having, showing, or proceeding from a benevolent disposition or spirit; kindhearted:
kindly people.
2.
gentle or mild, as rule or laws.
3.
pleasant, agreeable, or benign:
kindly climate.
4.
favorable, as soil for crops.
adverb
5.
in a manner; with sympathetic or helpful .
6.
cordially or heartily:
We thank you kindly.
7.
obligingly; please:
Would you kindly close the door?
8.
with liking; favorably:
to take kindly to an idea.
/ˈkaɪndlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
having a sympathetic or warm-hearted nature
2.
motivated by warm and sympathetic feelings: a kindly act
3.
pleasant, mild, or agreeable: a kindly climate
4.
(archaic) natural; normal
adverb
5.
in a considerate or humane way
6.
with tolerance or forbearance: he kindly forgave my rudeness
7.
cordially; pleasantly: he greeted us kindly
8.
please (often used to express impatience or formality): will you kindly behave yourself!
9.
(archaic) in accordance with nature; appropriately
10.
not take kindly to, to react unfavourably towards
adj.

early 14c., from Old English gecyndelic “natural, innate; suitable, lawful;” see kind (adj.) + -ly (1). Related: Kindliness. The adverb meaning “with kind feelings” is from Old English gecyndelice, with -ly (2).
see: take kindly to

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