Synonyms for kindly

Grammar : Adj, adv
Spell : kahynd-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkaɪnd li

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Définition of kindly

Origin :
  • early 14c., from Old English gecyndelic "natural, innate; suitable, lawful;" see kind (adj.) + -ly (1). Related: Kindliness. The adverb meaning "with kind feelings" is from Old English gecyndelice, with -ly (2).
  • adj compassionate, helpful
  • adv with compassion
Example sentences :
  • "I shall not call upon you to do that," said the lawyer, kindly.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Bates was a stout sailor, rough in appearance, but with a warm and kindly heart.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Every one we came in contact with, both high and low, treated us most kindly.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • It was the gray-headed man with the glasses and the kindly look about the eyes.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He has kindly furnished us with an excuse for being so long together, said she.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • And secondly, will you kindly remember that, whether this be natural or not, it is true?
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • It is kindly and homely to me to hear her voice and to feel that she is behind me.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She considered, giving him, after her kindly way, the benefit of the doubt.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Her second was to receive them kindly and then serve them as she had served Ayllon.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • The woman asked him kindly where he came from, and where he was going to; but he could not answer her.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri

Antonyms for kindly

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