Definition of kindly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkaɪndli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaɪndli//
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[only before noun] (old-fashioned or literary) kind and caring See related entries: Kind Word Origin Old English: adverb from gecyndelīce ‘naturally, characteristically’ (see the adjective kind, -ly); adjective from gecyndelīc ‘natural’ (see the noun kind, -ly).Extra examples The doctor was a quiet, kindly man. The teachers were generally gentle and kindly.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kindly