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