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From Middle English myndly, myendly (mindful; mental), equivalent to mind +‎ -ly.


mindly (comparative more mindly, superlative most mindly)

  1. Of or relating to the mind; mental
    • 2013, Harold Brodkey, The Runaway Soul:
      My body has a mindly quality—and a mind or consciousness of its own and an ability to calculate.
    • 2015, D. Russell Walker, Down Life's Trail:
      I view in the eyes of all older persons I've seen gathered... of questions with no answers to find ... or of how to escape a mindly body that has been battered ... or of ways of mending the mind.