Synonyms of kindly in English:
the children were adopted by a kindly old lady he smiled in a kindly manner
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, amicable
British informal decent
[Antonyms] unkind, cruel
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1 ‘Welcome,’ she said kindly someone kindly lent us a car
[Antonyms] unkindly, harshly
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