- 1In a kind manner: ‘Never mind,’ she said kindlyMore example sentences
- To put it kindly, the manner in which juniors are treated varies a great deal from club to club.
- No matter what the period was and what the issues were, the leadership has always regarded kindly and respected the China Youth Daily.
- Jack Clancy of Clancy's Bar has kindly provided generous sponsorship to subsidise transport to Coleraine.
- 1.1Please (used in a polite request or demand, often ironically): would you kindly explain what you’re talking about?More example sentences
- I would request you to kindly alter the duration of a day on earth from the present 24 hours to 32 hours.
- We are requesting the public to kindly organise a Coffee Day in your own home, work place, or local area.
- Can someone kindly explain to me what all the recent fuss is about on the freedom pass issue.
adjective (kindlier, kindliest)Back to top
- Kind, warm-hearted, or gentle: he was a quiet, kindly manMore example sentences
benevolent, kind, kind-hearted, warm-hearted, generous, good-natured, humane; gentle, warm, mild, compassionate, caring, tender-hearted, soft-hearted, tender, loving, loving and giving, motherly, fatherly, benign, mellow, well meaning, genial; indulgent, understanding, sympathetic, lenient, tolerant, charitable, magnanimous, easy-going, patient; helpful, thoughtful, considerate, good, good-hearted, nice, friendly, neighbourly, pleasant, amiable, agreeable, affable, amicableBritish • informal decent• rare benignant
- Michael, or Girders, as he was affectionately known, was a good father and grandad, kindly neighbour and friend.
- I'm aware that's a generalisation, and that there may be some gentle, kindly drivers somewhere in the country, but I haven't found one yet.
- The child know that he or she is loved because in these kindly acts and gentle deeds, love is conveyed, beyond words.
look kindly on
- Regard (someone or something) sympathetically: they didn’t look too kindly on our requestMore example sentences
- But, against the run of play, Stanley had enough in their locker to take the lead after the referee, for a change, looked kindly on the visitors.
- But the Gods looked kindly on Freddie that day - undeservedly, I think - so I answered.
- But it wouldn't surprise me if history looked kindly on them in the coming years.
not take kindly to
- Not welcome or be pleased by: she does not take kindly to criticismMore example sentences
- I talked back to her and she didn't take kindly to that.
- Only a few people in our team knew one of the secrets I harboured; I didn't take kindly to too many people knowing my weaknesses.
- Bob takes his art very seriously and doesn't take kindly to jokes about his dancers' limited abilities or the deeper, more spiritual side of himself so eloquently expressed in his presentations.
take something kindly
- Like or be pleased by something: this may not be taken too kindly by your colleaguesMore example sentences
- And the BJP and its vote bank will not take it kindly.
- That was a pretty thinly veiled shot at Exel, who did not take the comments kindly.
- And since all that's the case, I'd take it kindly if you and Hurthang and perhaps your friends Kaeritha and Brandark would be sitting down with Marglyth and me to thrash out just how we'd best go about letting that word out.
thank someone kindly
- Thank someone very much.More example sentences
- We only have so much patience time, so we thanked him kindly for his efforts and moved on.
- Mostly I dozed, very happily, thank you kindly. ‘Sleep is the best medicine,’ my mother used to say, and I reckon she wasn't far wrong.
- The results are on the front page and we thank her kindly.