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Adjective: kindly (kindlier,kindliest)  kInd-lee
  1. Showing or motivated by sympathy, understanding, and generosity
    "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act";
    - charitable, benevolent, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted
     
  2. Pleasant and agreeable
    "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze"
Adverb: kindly  kInd-lee
  1. In a kind manner or out of kindness
    "He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake"

Derived forms: kindliest, kindlier

See also: benign, benignant, kind

Antonym: unkindly