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kindly   WordNet 2.0

- generously responsive
"good-hearted but inept efforts to help"
"take a kindly interest"
"a kindly gentleman"
"an openhearted gift to charity"

 
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- pleasant and agreeable
"a kindly climate"
"kindly breeze"

 
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- 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"

 
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- in a kind manner or out of kindness
"He spoke kindly to the boy"
"she kindly overlooked the mistake"

 
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Kindly   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. According to the kind or nature; natural. [R.]

"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.

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"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." Trench.

 
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1. Naturally; fitly. [Obs.] Chaucer.

"Examine how kindly the Hebrew manners of speech mix and incorporate with the English language" -- Addison.

2. In a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige.

"Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love." -- Rom. xii. 10.

 
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