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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 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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. kindlyadjective

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

  2. kindlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    sympathetic, benevolent, gracious, KIND

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. kindlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    kind

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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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#9515gently
#10976nicely
#11528favorable
#12615appealing
#12984fond
#13039kindly
#16169harmonic
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#20296generously
#23927hearty
#28289politely
#28923benevolent
#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. Thomas Bailey Aldrich:

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

  2. President Reagan:

    I would have preferred it if he decided to attack me, from what I hear, he's chosen to attack my wife, and I don't look kindly on that at all.

  3. Mark Twain:

    I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The entire law or scripture is summed up in a single command. Guess what I'm talking about? It is nothing else but LOVE scripture reference (Galatians 5:14). So says the scripture and I'm saying the same thing. You've got to love all and sundry, even if you don't like them. Therefore, do you hate at the expense of love? If yes then, please do away with hatred and kindly replenish yourself with love. For, the call to love all is a divine command which you should strictly adhere to. Yes of course, you should love and never hate. Besides that, God himself first loved us in order for us to love one another in return. Therefore, love all and hate none. -Emeasoba George


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