Definition of Kindly

1. Adjective. Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity. "A large-hearted mentor"




2. Adverb. In a kind manner or out of kindness. "She kindly overlooked the mistake"
Partainyms: Kind
Antonyms: Unkindly

3. Adjective. Pleasant and agreeable. "Kindly breeze"
Similar to: Benign, Benignant

Definition of Kindly

1. a. According to the kind or nature; natural.

2. adv. Naturally; fitly.

Definition of Kindly

1. Adjective. Having a kind personality. ¹

2. Adverb. In a kind manner, out of kindness. ¹

3. Adverb. in a favourable way. ¹

4. Adverb. (American English) Please; (non-gloss definition used to make a polite request). ¹

5. Adverb. (American English) With kind acceptance; (non-gloss definition 1=used with (term take)). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kindly

1. kind [adj -LIER, -LIEST] - See also: kind

Medical Definition of Kindly

1. 1. According to the kind or nature; natural. "The kindly fruits of the earth." (Book of Com. Prayer) "An herd of bulls whom kindly rage doth sting." (Spenser) "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." (L. Andrews) 2. Humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful; as, kindly affections, words, acts, etc. "The shade by which my life was crossed, . . . Has made me kindly with my kind." (Tennyson) 3. Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent. "In soft silence shed the kindly shower." (Pope) "Should e'er a kindlier time ensue." (Wordsworth) "Nothing ethical was connoted in kindly once: it was simply the adjective of kind. But it is God's ordinance that kind should be kindly, in our modern sense of the word as well; and thus the word has attained this meaning." Origin: AS. Cyndelic. See Kind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kindly

kindled
kindler
kindlers
kindles
kindless
kindlessly
kindlest
kindleth
kindlier
kindliest
kindlily
kindliness
kindlinesses
kindling
kindlings
kindly (current term)
kindness
kindnesse
kindnesses
kindof
kindred
kindred soul
kindred spirit
kindred spirits
kindreds
kinds
kindsa
kindy
kine
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Literary usage of Kindly

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... nay, after they had brought them quite over, and began to ufe them kindly, and treat them well, ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come by John Bunyan (1806)
"... he is kindly received, and agreeably entertained. - . , SO I saw in my dream, that he made haste and went forward, that if possible he might get lodging ..."

3. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"ODYSSEUS COMETH TO THE HOUSE OF EUM^EUS THE SWINEHERD IN THE SHAPE OF AN OLD STAFF-CARLE, AND IS kindly ENTERTAINED OF HIM : HE TELLETH EUM/EUS OF THE ..."

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