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1 adverb
1 in a kind way [= generously]
kindly offer/agree/give etc
Mr Nunn has kindly agreed to let us use his barn for the dance.

not take kindly to something

to be unwilling to accept a situation because it annoys you:
She does not take kindly to criticism.

look kindly on somebody/something

to approve of someone or something:
Jimmy would probably not look too kindly on our request.
4 spoken formal a word meaning `please', which is often used when you are annoyed:
Will you kindly put that book back?

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