Antonyms of adj kindly

2 senses of kindly

Sense 1
charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted -- (showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor")

INDIRECT (VIA kind) -> unkind -- (lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all")

Sense 2
kindly -- (pleasant and agreeable; "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze")

INDIRECT (VIA benign) -> malign -- (evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion")

Similarity of adj kindly

2 senses of kindly

Sense 1
charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-hearted -- (showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor")
       => kind (vs. unkind) -- (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter")

Sense 2
kindly -- (pleasant and agreeable; "a kindly climate"; "kindly breeze")
       => benign (vs. malign), benignant -- (pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air")

Antonyms of adv kindly

1 sense of kindly

Sense 1
kindly -- (in a kind manner or out of kindness; "He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake")
       Antonym of unkindly (Sense 1)
      => unkindly -- (in an unkind manner or with unkindness; "The teacher treats the children unkindly")

Synonyms of adv kindly

1 sense of kindly

Sense 1
kindly -- (in a kind manner or out of kindness; "He spoke kindly to the boy"; "she kindly overlooked the mistake")

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