from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of a sympathetic, helpful, or benevolent nature: a kindly interest; a gentle, kindly soul. See Synonyms at kind1.
- adj. Agreeable; pleasant: a kindly breeze.
- adj. Archaic Within the law; lawful.
- adj. Obsolete Natural to its kind.
- adv. Out of kindness: She kindly overlooked their mistake.
- adv. In a kind manner: He spoke kindly to us.
- adv. Pleasantly; agreeably: The sun shone kindly.
- adv. In an accommodating manner: Would you kindly fill in your name and address?
- adv. Obsolete In a way or course that is natural; fittingly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a kind personality.
- adv. In a kind manner, out of kindness.
- adv. in a favourable way.
- adv. Please; used to make a polite request.
- adv. With kind acceptance; used with take.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. According to the kind or nature; natural.
- adj. Humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful
- adj. Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.
- adv. Naturally; fitly.
- adv. In a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to kind, nature, or origin.
- Of a suitable nature or quality; fit; proper.
- Consonant in kind; appropriate; agreeable.
- Native; pertaining to nativity; indigenous. Sen kindly tenant, below.
- Naturally inherent; inborn; innate.
- Of legitimate birth; lawfully begotten.
- Naturally inclined to good; sympathetic; benevolent: as, a kindly old gentleman; a kindly disposition; also, benignant; gracious.
- Soft; agreeable; refreshing; favorable; beneficial: as, kindly showers.
- In a natural or native manner
- By heart; thoroughly.
- By nativity; as regards nature or origin.
- Congenially; readily; spontaneously; with aptitude.
- In a kind manner; with sympathetic tenderness, consideration, or good will.
- Lovingly; affectionately; tenderly.
- Propitiously; auspiciously; favorably.
- As an act of kindness; as a compliment or favor; good-naturedly: in the phrase to take (something) kindly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a kind manner or out of kindness
- adj. pleasant and agreeable
- adj. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
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