Meaning of “kindly” in the English Dictionary

"kindly" in British English

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kindlyadverb

uk /ˈkaɪnd.li/ us /ˈkaɪnd.li/

kindlyadjective

uk /ˈkaɪnd.li/ us /ˈkaɪnd.li/ old-fashioned

A kindly person or action is a kind one:

a kindly old lady

(Definition of “kindly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kindly" in American English

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kindlyadjective

us /ˈkɑɪnd·li/

(of a person) having a character that is generous, helpful, and caring about other people:

a kindly man

kindlyadverb

us /ˈkɑɪnd·li/

in a generous, helpful, and caring way:

They treated me kindly.

(Definition of “kindly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)