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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adv 1: in a kind manner or out of kindness; "He spoke kindly to
           the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake" [ant:
    adj 1: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and
           generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others";
           "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words";
           "a large-hearted mentor" [syn: charitable,
           benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted,
           openhearted, large-hearted]
    2: pleasant and agreeable; "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kindly \Kind"ly\ (k[imac]nd"l[y^]), a. [Compar. Kindlier
   (k[imac]nd"l[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Kindliest.] [AS. cyndelic.
   See Kind, n. ]
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   1. According to the kind or nature; natural. [R.]
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            The kindly fruits of the earth.       --Book of Com.
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            An herd of bulls whom kindly rage doth sting.
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            Whatsoever as the Son of God he may do, it is kindly
            Him as the Son of Man to save the sons of men. --L.
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   2. Humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good
      to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful; as, kindly
      affections, words, acts, etc.
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            The shade by which my life was crossed, . . .
            Has made me kindly with my kind.      --Tennyson.
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   3. Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.
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            In soft silence shed the kindly shower. --Pope.
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            Should e'er a kindlier time ensue.    --Wordsworth.
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   Note: "Nothing ethical was connoted in kindly once: it was
         simply the adjective of kind. But it is God's ordinance
         that kind should be kindly, in our modern sense of the
         word as well; and thus the word has attained this
         meaning." --Trench.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kindly \Kind"ly\, adv.
   1. Naturally; fitly. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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            Examine how kindly the Hebrew manners of speech mix
            and incorporate with the English language --Addison.
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   2. In a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a
      disposition to make others happy, or to oblige.
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            Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly
            love.                                 --Rom. xii.
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Thesaurus Results for kindly:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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