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Synonyms for kindly
ˈkaɪnd likind·ly

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  1. kindlyadverb

    Having a kind personality.

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

    Synonyms:
    thoughtfully

  2. kindlyadverb

    Synonyms:
    be so kind as to, please

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  1. charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-heartedadjective

    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. kindlyadverb

    pleasant and agreeable

    "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"

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

    Antonyms:
    unkind, malign, unkindly

  3. kindlyadverb

    in a kind manner or out of kindness

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

    Antonyms:
    unkind, malign, unkindly

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. kindlyadjective

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

  2. kindlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    sympathetic, benevolent, gracious, KIND

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  1. kindlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    kind

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  1. List of paraphrases for "kindly":

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11528favorable
#12615appealing
#12984fond
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#16169harmonic
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#20296generously
#23927hearty
#28289politely
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#32023affectionate
#32091philanthropic
#33951graciously
#35003thoughtfully
#36016cordial
#50022likable
#51501likeable
#52005sociable
#57508genial
#57829brotherly
#60653amicable
#77365affable
#78321beneficent
#92085neighborly
#192098companionable
#293856complaisant
#311525eleemosynary

How to use kindly in a sentence?

  1. Octavio Paz:

    The North American system only wants to consider the positive aspects of reality. Men and women are subjected from childhood to an inexorable process of adaptation; certain principles, contained in brief formulas are endlessly repeated by the Press, the radio, the churches, and the schools, and by those kindly, sinister beings, the North American mothers and wives. A person imprisoned by these schemes is like a plant in a flowerpot too small for it: he cannot grow or mature.

  2. Bellamy Brooks:

    Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.

  3. Henry Tuckerman:

    To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.

  4. Secretary General Markus Kattner:

    FIFA and AFC would kindly ask you to abide by the following: first to reinstate the four dismissed ANFA members by May 23, 2016 the latest, and second, to convene an ordinary congress of ANFA as soon as possible thereafter.

  5. Thomas Bailey Aldrich:

    To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.


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