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Definition of kindly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in a kind way She spoke kindly to them. He has kindly agreed to help.
  2. 2(old-fashioned) (formal) used to ask or tell someone to do something, especially when you are annoyed Kindly leave me alone! Visitors are kindly requested to sign the book.
  3. Idioms
    look kindly on/upon something/somebody (formal)
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    to approve of something or someone He hoped they would look kindly on his request.
    not take kindly to something/somebody
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    to not like something or someone She doesn't take kindly to sudden change.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: kindly

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