KINDLY, a. 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, adv. 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--Rom.12.
And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.