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Synonyms for kindly
ˈkaɪnd li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    philanthropic, sympathetic, benevolent, beneficent, likeable, good-hearted, harmonic, large-hearted, likable, charitable, freehearted, appealing, openhearted, eleemosynary

    Antonyms:
    malign, unkind, unkindly

  2. kindly(adverb)

    pleasant and agreeable

    "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"

    Synonyms:
    good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted, sympathetic, charitable, benevolent

    Antonyms:
    unkind, malign, unkindly

  3. kindly(adverb)

    in a kind manner or out of kindness

    "He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake"

    Antonyms:
    unkind, malign, unkindly

Wiktionary

  1. kindly(adverb)

    Having a kind personality.

    A kindly old man sits on the park bench every afternoon feeding pigeons.

    Synonyms:
    thoughtfully

  2. kindly(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    be so kind as to, please

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. kindly

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    Synonyms:
    accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed

    Antonyms:
    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. kindly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    natural, homogeneal, congenial, kindred, proper, appropriate

  2. kindly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sympathetic, benevolent, gracious, KIND

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. kindly(a)

    Synonyms:
    kind

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    please, graciously, nicely, politely, prayer, generously, gently

How to pronounce kindly?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to use kindly in a sentence?

  1. Buckingham Palace:

    Her Majesty The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, the ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by the queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

  2. Mahabharata:

    Let none with scorn a suppliant meet, Or from the door untended spurn A dog; an outcast kindly treat; And so thou shalt be blest in turn.

  3. Julianne Hough:

    We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate, we share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Do good to all and sundry. That is to say, act virtuously and kindly towards everyone. Most especially towards meeting the needs of the needy, the helpless, the poor or the less privileged persons around you and even those afar-off. I mean, be obliging (be willing to help someone else or others). For, kindness or generosity pays off eventually, no matter how small it seems. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The glory of friendship is not the outstreched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.


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