The word "kindly" is an adverb or an adjective that people use to describe kind or polite activity.

  • She asked him kindly to remove his hat while inside the church.
  • This is a kindly reminder to send in your payment before it is due.
  • The doctor kindly reminded his patient of the need to lose another 30 pounds of weight.
  • The manager of the hotel kindly waived the cost of our breakfast, so we all ate for free.
  • A kindly old man donated three million dollars to the orphanage.

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This page was first published November 11, 2013. It was updated on July 23, 2016.