—adj. 1. having, showing, or proceeding from a benevolent disposition or spirit; kindhearted: kindly people. 2. gentle or mild, as rule or laws.
3. pleasant, agreeable, or benign: kindly climate. 4. favorable, as soil for crops.
—adv. 1. in a kind manner; with sympathetic or helpful kindness.
2. cordially or heartily: We thank you kindly. 3. obligingly; please: Would you kindly close the door? 4. with liking; favorably: to take kindly to an idea.