Definition of 'kindly'
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If so, would they kindly leave the country and close the door after them. The Sun (2016)It hurt to watch this kindly old gent suffer the rejection. Christianity Today (2000)Would she not look kindly at him? Wives and Daughters (1864)On the last day of filming he kindly offered me a sniff. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They had not taken her interest kindly. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)There is evidence that he was a kindly man. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)He seems like a kindly old gent to his unsuspecting neighbours. The Sun (2012)So who are these mysterious people and why do they look so kindly upon bankers? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Buddy picks up a rake and kindly offers to help. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And he does not take kindly to younger managers trying to muscle in on his territory. The Sun (2013)And let us speak kindly of his qualifications for a job in an international trade or banking bureaucracy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And with a warm and kindly shake of the hand, he left them. North and South (1855)But it's a reassuring presence and it grows on you like the frown of a grizzled but kindly uncle. The Sun (2011)His international fame always came as a surprise to students who had encountered him only as a kindly, caring figure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As for the families of victims, my wish is that you kindly leave your door open for me to make my apologies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So I was sort of known and the drivers were often kindly and indulgent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It bounced kindly for me but I caught it just right. The Sun (2013)Will the last member of the UK to leave kindly turn off the lights and lock up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She likens his touch to'the soft petting of a kindly uncle '. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'kindly'
British English: kindly /ˈkaɪndlɪ/ ADVERB
If you do something kindly, you do it in a gentle, caring, and helpful way.
He very kindly asked me to the party.
- American English: kindly
- Arabic: لُطْفَاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: amavelmente
- Chinese: 亲切地
- Croatian: ljubazno
- Czech: laskavě
- Danish: venligt
- Dutch: vriendelijk
- European Spanish: amablemente
- Finnish: ystävällisesti
- French: gentiment
- German: freundlicherweise
- Greek: ευγενικά
- Italian: cortesemente
- Japanese: 親切に
- Korean: 친절하게
- Norwegian: vennlig
- Polish: uprzejmie
- European Portuguese: amavelmente
- Romanian: cu amabilitate
- Russian: любезно
- Spanish: amablemente
- Swedish: vänligt
- Thai: อย่างใจดี
- Turkish: iyilikle
- Ukrainian: доброзичливо
- Vietnamese: một cách tử tế
British English: kindly ADJECTIVE
A kindly person is kind, caring, and sympathetic.
He was a stern critic but an extremely kindly man.
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