Kindly is defined as something done in a caring or compassionate manner, or is a word used to request something in an overly-polite manner.(adverb)
The definition of kindly is someone gentle, pleasant or compassionate.(adjective)
A sweet, gentle and nice old woman is an example of a kindly old woman.
See kindly in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME cyndelich < OE (ge)cyndelic, natural < cynd(e): see kind
See kindly in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective kind·li·er, kind·li·est
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