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Synonyms for kindlyˈkaɪnd 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:
    kindly, 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.

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#145please
#558social
#1139kind
#1254friendly
#3867accessible
#4201prayer
#6100loving
#6740tender
#8928charitable
#9515gently
#10976nicely
#11528favorable
#12615appealing
#12984fond
#13039kindly
#16169harmonic
#16921sympathetic
#20296generously
#23927hearty
#28289politely
#28923benevolent
#32023affectionate
#32091philanthropic
#33951graciously
#35003thoughtfully
#36016cordial
#50022likable
#51501likeable
#52005sociable
#57508genial
#57829brotherly
#60653amicable
#77365affable
#78321beneficent
#92085neighborly
#192098companionable
#293856complaisant
#311525eleemosynary

Translations for kindly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • amablementCatalan, Valencian
  • dobrosrdečný, mile, laskavý, laskavě, vlídně, srdečněCzech
  • venligst, venligDanish
  • freundlicherweise, Bitte, liebenswürdig, freundlichGerman
  • bondadosamente, agradable, bondadoso, amablementeSpanish
  • ystävällisesti, mukava, hyväntahtoisesti, ystävällinen, hyväntahtoinenFinnish
  • gentillement, veuillez, aimablement, gentimentFrench
  • gentilmente, volete, per piacereItalian
  • vriendelijk, beminnelijkDutch
  • uprzejmiePolish
  • amável, gentil, agradávelPortuguese
  • добродушно, добрый, благожелательно, любезноRussian
  • nazikçeTurkish
  • люб'язноUkrainian
  • amiståvmint, binamêymint, s' i vs plaitWalloon

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