1. Natural inclination; natural course. [Obs.] --Milton.
2. The quality or state of being kindly; benignity;
benevolence; gentleness; tenderness; as, kindliness of
disposition, of treatment, or of words.
In kind a father, but not in kindliness.
3. Softness; mildness; propitiousness; as, kindliness of
weather, or of a season.
Fruits and corn are much advanced by temper of the
air and kindliness of seasons. --Whitlock.