Definition of not take kindly to in English:
Not welcome or be pleased by (someone or something).
- 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.
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