Meaning of kindly

kind•ly

Pronunciation: (kīnd'lē), [key]
— adj., adv. -li•er, -li•est,
—adj.
  1. having, showing, or proceeding from a benevolent disposition or spirit; kindhearted: kindly people.
  2. gentle or mild, as rule or laws.
  3. pleasant, agreeable, or benign: kindly climate.
  4. favorable, as soil for crops.
—adv.
  1. in a kind manner; with sympathetic or helpful kindness.
  2. cordially or heartily: We thank you kindly.
  3. obligingly; please: Would you kindly close the door?
  4. with liking; favorably: to take kindly to an idea.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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