kindly

[kahynd-lee]
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 kind manner; with sympathetic or helpful kindness.
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.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English kyndly (adj. and adv.), Old English gecyndelīc natural, gecyndelīce naturally; see kind1, -ly


1. See kind1.
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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
 
adv
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
 
'kindliness
 
n

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kindly

see take kindly to.

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Example sentences
Kindly provide all the details in brief for starting silkworm farming.
Kindly put some more photos of your excursion online.
If he pleased his father, he would be treated kindly that day.
With the encouragement of a kindly officer, she played the violin at church
  services.
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