the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence.
a kindly deed.

1400–50; late Middle English; see kindly, -ness Unabridged
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kindly (ˈkaɪndlɪ)
adj , -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
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

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Example sentences
He had strong views, but they were always expressed with loyalty and kindliness.
When he comes to the podium to make his victory speech after his latest defeat,
  he radiates ecstatic kindliness.
And with absolute dependability they will interpret kindliness or a softening
  of discipline as a sign of weakness to be exploited.
Their charm, their sparkle and their kindliness have added to our fund ot good
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