adjective, kind·li·er, kind·li·est.
Origin of kindly
Examples from the Web for kindly
We kindly inform these little jokers with the dubious jokes that they risk judicial proceedings they may not find funny at all.
But Bone, when we routed him out, could not promise us any more accommodation than he had so kindly given us the first night.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That search—which he kindly led me through in order to “let me in on the Newsball process”—took an unusually long time.
Louie comes home to his apartment, where Pamela is kindly looking after his daughters.Louie Attempts Rape (and Explores the ‘Nice Guy’ Phenomenon)|Amy Zimmerman|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She likes what she sees: a pretty, happy, kindly girl who closely resembles Elle Fanning.The Ghastly ‘Maleficent’ and Why It’s Time For Hollywood to Kill the Dark Reboot|Andrew Romano|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had not sought the kindly fish boss yet to tell him of the loss of the launch.The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters|Wilmer M. Ely
I was surprised to see such a redoubtable bear-slayer so modest and kindly.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
A Dakota girl married a man who promised to treat her kindly, but he did not keep his word.Myths and Legends of the Sioux|Marie L. McLaughlin
They treated me kindly, but it was obvious that they were suffering.Confession|W. Gilmore Simms
"I'll teach you how if you want to learn," said Elizabeth, endeavoring to show a return of the kindly offer.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
British Dictionary definitions for kindly
adjective -lier or -liest
Word Origin and History for kindly
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).
Idioms and Phrases with kindly
see take kindly to.