Synonyms of kindly in English:

kindly


See definition of kindly

adjective

1‘the children were adopted by a kindly old lady’

SYNONYMS

benevolent, kind, kind-hearted, warm-hearted, generous, good-natured, humane

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

rare benignant

ANTONYMS

unkind, cruel


adverb

1‘‘Welcome,’ she said kindly’

SYNONYMS

benevolently, good-naturedly, warmly, affectionately, tenderly, lovingly, compassionately

considerately, thoughtfully, helpfully, obligingly, generously, selflessly, unselfishly, graciously, indulgently, sympathetically, leniently, charitably

ANTONYMS

unkindly, harshly

2‘kindly explain what you mean by that’

SYNONYMS

please, if you please, if you would be so good, if you wouldn't mind, have the goodness to, pray

s'il vous plaît

archaic prithee


Phrases

    not take kindly to

      ‘she does not take kindly to criticism’

      SYNONYMS

      resent, dislike, object to, take umbrage at, take exception to, be offended by, take offence at, be annoyed by, be irritated by, be displeased by, be affronted by, feel aggrieved about, take something amiss, be upset by, be put out by

      informal

      be miffed at