- 1in a kind manner
- 2with sympathetic or helpful kindness
- 3willingly; readily
Using kindly: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "kindly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She kindly offered to help me with my homework.
Would you kindly pass me the salt?
He spoke kindly to the old lady.
She looked at him kindly.
kindly Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with kindly
Kindly note that the meeting has been rescheduled to next week.
This is a kindly reminder that your rent is due on the first of the month.
The kindly face of the librarian put the children at ease.
Origins of kindly
from Middle English 'kyndely', meaning 'naturally, fitly, courteously'
Summary: kindly in Brief
The adverb 'kindly' [ˈkaɪndli] denotes a manner of acting in a kind, sympathetic, or helpful way. It can also mean willingly or readily. Common phrases include 'kindly note' and 'kindly reminder,' used to politely draw attention to a point or remind someone of something. 'Kindly face' refers to a friendly and welcoming facial expression.