kindly

[ kahynd-lee ]
/ ˈkaɪnd li /

adjective, kind·li·er, kind·li·est.

adverb


Nearby words

  1. kindle,
  2. kindless,
  3. kindlessly,
  4. kindliness,
  5. kindling,
  6. kindness,
  7. kindred,
  8. kindred spirit,
  9. kindu,
  10. kindy

Origin of kindly

before 900; Middle English kyndly (adj. and adv.), Old English gecyndelīc natural, gecyndelīce naturally; see kind1, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for kindly

kindly

/ (ˈkaɪndlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

adverb

Derived Formskindliness, noun

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Word Origin and History for kindly

kindly

adj.

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).

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Idioms and Phrases with kindly

kindly

see take kindly to.

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