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KINDLY, adjective [See Kind, the noun.] Homogeneal; congenial; kindred; of the same nature. This Johnson supposes to be the original sense; but it is also used as a derivative of the adjective, in the sense of

1. Mild; bland; softening; as kindly showers.

KINDLY, adverb With good will; with a disposition to make others happy or to oblige; benevolently; favorably. Let the poor be treated kindly

Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love--Romans 12:10.

And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

Genesis 1:1.