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Definition 1: in a kind manner or out of kindness - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where kindly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He spoke kindly to the boy
  • she kindly overlooked the mistake

Definition 2: pleasant and agreeable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where kindly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a kindly climate
  • kindly breeze

(kindly is similar to ...) pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

"a benign smile" "the benign sky" "the benign influence of pure air"

Definition 3: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where kindly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was charitable in his opinions of others
  • kindly criticism
  • a kindly act
  • sympathetic words
  • a large-hearted mentor

Synonyms for kindly in the sense of this definition

(kindly is similar to ...) 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"

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