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kind·ly

 (kīnd′lē)
adj. kind·li·er, kind·li·est
1. Of a sympathetic, helpful, or benevolent nature: a kindly interest; a gentle, kindly soul. See Synonyms at kind1.
2. Agreeable; pleasant: a kindly breeze.
3.
a. Archaic Of or relating to a status derived by legal descent from an ancestor.
b. Obsolete Natural to its kind.
adv.
1. Out of kindness: She kindly overlooked their mistake.
2. In a kind manner: He spoke kindly to us.
3. Pleasantly; agreeably: The sun shone kindly.
4. In an accommodating manner: Would you kindly fill in your name and address?
5. Obsolete In a way or course that is natural; fittingly.

kindly

(ˈkaɪndlɪ)
adj, -lier or -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
ˈkindliness n

kind•ly

(ˈkaɪnd li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. having, showing, or proceeding from a kind disposition: kindly people.
2. gentle or mild.
3. pleasant or beneficial.
adv.
4. in a kind manner.
5. cordially or heartily: We thank you kindly.
6. obligingly; please: Kindly close the door.
7. favorably: to take kindly to an idea.
[before 900]

kindly

Kindly can be an adverb or an adjective.

1. used as an adverb

If you do something kindly, you do it in a kind way.

Priscilla played with Edal kindly and patiently.
She smiled very kindly.

You can use kindly to show that you are grateful to someone.

They kindly contributed to our funds.
Manfred and Mrs Mount are very kindly taking me back.

Some people use kindly when they are asking someone to do something in an annoyed way. This is a rather old-fashioned use.

Kindly stand back a minute, please.
2. 'take kindly'

If you do not take kindly to something, you are very unwilling to accept it.

He doesn't take too kindly to discipline.
It is hard to imagine her taking kindly to too much interference.
3. used as an adjective

Kindly is sometimes an adjective with the same meaning as 'kind'. This is a rather old-fashioned use.

They are kindly people.
He had been given shelter by a kindly villager.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kindly - showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
2.kindly - pleasant and agreeable; "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"
benignant, benign - pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"
Adv.1.kindly - in a kind manner or out of kindness; "He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake"
unkindly - in an unkind manner or with unkindness; "The teacher treats the children unkindly"

kindly

look kindly on or upon something or someone help, back, second, support, aid, forward, champion, encourage, defend, promote, take (someone's) part, strengthen, assist, advocate, uphold, side with, go along with, stand up for, espouse, stand behind, hold (someone's) hand, stick up for (informal), succour, buoy up, boost (someone's) morale, take up the cudgels for, be a source of strength to The committee will look kindly on requests to replace injured players.
not take kindly to something or someone dislike, object to, resent, take exception to, be offended by, be angry about, be bitter about, take offence at, harbour a grudge against, take as an insult, be in a huff about, take amiss, be pissed (off) about (taboo slang), have hard feelings about She did not take kindly to being offered advice on her social life.

kindly

adjective
Characterized by kindness and concern for others:
Translations
بِلُطْفلُطْفَاًلطيفمِن فَضْلَك
laskavě
venligvenligstvenligt
ystävällisesti
ljubazno
gera svo velvinalegurvinsamlega
親切に
친절하게
ljubeznivoprijazno
vänligt
อย่างใจดี
một cách tử tế

kindly

[ˈkaɪndlɪ]
A. ADJ (kindlier (compar) (kindliest (superl))) [person] → bondadoso; [tone of voice] → tierno, cariñoso; [face, eyes, smile] → afable, dulce; [remark] → cariñoso
a kindly soulun alma caritativa or bondadosa
B. ADV
1. (= thoughtfully) → amablemente
"you seem tired this morning, Jenny," she said kindly-pareces cansada esta mañana, Jenny -dijo cariñosamente
he very kindly helpedtuvo la amabilidad de ayudar
to look kindly on sthver algo con buenos ojos
to look kindly on sbser benévolo con algn
to take kindly to sth he didn't take very kindly to her suggestionno acogió muy bien su sugerencia
the villagers do not take kindly to newcomersa la gente del pueblo no les gustan mucho los recién llegados
he doesn't take kindly to being kept waitingno le hace ninguna gracia que le hagan esperar
to think kindly of sbtener un buen concepto de algn
2. (= please) (frm) kindly wait a momenthaga el favor de esperar un momento, tenga la amabilidad de esperar un momento
kindly mind your own businesshaz el favor de no meterte en lo que no te importa

kindly

[ˈkaɪndli]
adj
[person] → bienveillant(e), plein(e) de gentillesse
[interest, tone] → bienveillant(e)
adv
[say] → gentiment
"Don't worry," she said kindly → "Ne t'en fais pas", m'a-t-elle dit gentiment.
[offer, invite] → gentiment
He kindly offered to help us → Il a gentiment offert de nous aider.
to kindly agree to do sth → gentiment accepter de faire qch
Charles has kindly agreed to help → Charles a gentiment accepté de nous aider.
[treat] → avec gentillesse
to look kindly on sth → voir qch d'un bon œil
[take]
He didn't take it kindly → Il l'a mal pris.
to take kindly to sth (= welcome) → voir qch d'un bon œil, goûter qch
They are unlikely to take kindly to the idea → Ils ne verront probablement pas cette idée d'un bon œil., Il est probable qu'ils ne goûtent guère cette idée.
not to take kindly to sth → ne guère goûter qch
He doesn't take kindly to criticism → Il ne goûte guère les critiques.
He didn't take kindly to being scolded by his own son → Il n'a guère goûté d'être réprimandé par son propre fils.
(= please) kindly refrain from
Kindly refrain from smoking → Veuillez vous abstenir de fumer., Ayez l'obligeance de vous abstenir de fumer.
will you kindly ... → ayez l'obligeance de ...
Will you kindly stop shouting at me → Ayez l'obligeance de cesser de me crier dessus.

kindly

adv
speak, actfreundlich, nett; treatliebenswürdig, freundlich; (= generously) give, donate, offergroßzügig, freundlicherweise; invitefreundlicherweise; to look kindly (up)on somebodyjdm gewogen sein; to look kindly (up)on somethingetw positiv betrachten; to think kindly of somebodynicht schlecht von jdm denken; they kindly put me up for a nightsie nahmen mich freundlicherweise für eine Nacht auf
(with request) → bitte; kindly shut the doormachen Sie doch bitte die Tür zu; will you kindly do it nowtun Sie das sofort, wenn ich bitten darf; will you kindly shut up!halten Sie doch endlich den Mund
I don’t take kindly to his smokingsein Rauchen ist mir gar nicht angenehm; he won’t take at all kindly to thatdas wird ihm gar nicht gefallen; I don’t take kindly to not being askedes ärgert mich, wenn ich nicht gefragt werde; she didn’t take kindly to the idea of going abroadsie konnte sich gar nicht mit dem Gedanken anfreunden, ins Ausland zu gehen; she didn’t take it kindly when I said …sie hat es nicht gut aufgenommen, als ich sagte
adj (+er) personlieb, nett, freundlich; face, eyes, smilefreundlich; advicegut gemeint, freundlich; voicesanft, gütig; a kindly soulein guter Mensch

kindly

[ˈkaɪndlɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person, smile, tone) → benevolo/a, affabile; (gesture) → gentile
2. adv (speak, act) → con gentilezza, gentilmente
kindly wait a moment → abbia la cortesia or gentilezza di aspettare un momento
will you kindly ... → vuole... per cortesia
he doesn't take kindly to being kept waiting → non gli piace affatto dover aspettare
he didn't take it kindly → non l'ha presa molto bene

kind2

(kaind) adjective
ready or anxious to do good to others; friendly. He's such a kind man; It was very kind of you to look after the children yesterday.
ˈkindly adverb
1. in a kind manner. She kindly lent me a handkerchief.
2. please. Would you kindly stop talking!
adjective
having or showing a gentle and friendly nature. a kindly smile; a kindly old lady.
ˈkindliness noun
ˈkindness noun
the quality of being kind. I'll never forget her kindness; Thank you for all your kindness.
ˌkind-ˈhearted adjective
having or showing kindness. She is too kind-hearted to hurt an animal.

kindly

لُطْفَاً laskavě venligt freundlicherweise ευγενικά amablemente ystävällisesti gentiment ljubazno cortesemente 親切に 친절하게 vriendelijk vennlig uprzejmie amavelmente любезно vänligt อย่างใจดี iyilikle một cách tử tế 亲切地
References in classic literature ?
Gardiner, a stately old lady, greeted them kindly and handed them over to the eldest of her six daughters.
The kindly attitude of all about him expanded his quiet nature and he lost the half timid, hesitating manner he had always had with his people.
The natives have kindly acknowledged my right to it under the law of priority.
When he first came in he kissed me and spoke kindly to me, but he was not demonstrative.
Ellen, will you very kindly get me a glass of water?
When he heard of your arrival at Edward," said Heyward, kindly, "there was a powerful struggle in his bosom between fear and love; though the latter, heightened, if possible, by so long a separation, quickly prevailed.
A kindly eyed, sad woman with a basket on her knee smiled upon Andrews with the familiarity of an old acquaintance.
I remember what a kindly wink the knobs of our big, old bureau used to have, and there was one chair that always seemed like a strong friend.
It added that the horses were at the disposal of themselves and any escort they might select, if they would kindly give the message to Whiskey Dick.
So it proved with poor Hepzibah; for, when she saw the young man's smile,--looking so much the brighter on a thoughtful face,--and heard his kindly tone, she broke first into a hysteric giggle and then began to sob.
A soldier -- New England's most distinguished soldier -- he stood firmly on the pedestal of his gallant services; and, himself secure in the wise liberality of the successive administrations through which he had held office, he had been the safety of his subordinates in many an hour of danger and heart-quake General Miller was radically conservative; a man over whose kindly nature habit had no slight influence; attaching himself strongly to familiar faces, and with difficulty moved to change, even when change might have brought unquestionable improvement.
I lingered there with him an instant ever so kindly.