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English adjective: kindly

1. kindly showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

SamplesWas charitable in his opinions of others.
Kindly criticism.
A kindly act.
Sympathetic words.
A large-hearted mentor.

Synonymsbenevolent, charitable, good-hearted, large-hearted, openhearted, sympathetic



2. kindly pleasant and agreeable

SamplesA kindly climate.
Kindly breeze.

Similarbenign, benignant


English adverb: kindly

1. kindly in a kind manner or out of kindness

SamplesHe spoke kindly to the boy.
She kindly overlooked the mistake.


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