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gentle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gentle

Definition
(verb) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
Example Sentence
  • She managed to mollify the angry customer

Definition
(verb) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
Synonyms : ennoble , entitle

Definition
(verb) stroke soothingly
Definition
(adj) soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
Synonyms : soft
Example Sentence
  • a gentle reprimand
  • a vein of gentle irony
  • poked gentle fun at him

Definition
(adj) having or showing a kindly or tender nature
Example Sentence
  • the gentle touch of her hand
  • her gentle manner was comforting
  • a gentle sensitive nature
  • gentle blue eyes

Definition
(adj) quiet and soothing
Example Sentence
  • a gentle voice
  • a gentle nocturne

Definition
(adj) belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
Example Sentence
  • an aristocratic family
  • aristocratic Bostonians
  • aristocratic government
  • a blue family
  • blue blood
  • the blue-blooded aristocracy
  • of gentle blood
  • patrician landholders of the American South
  • aristocratic bearing
  • aristocratic features
  • patrician tastes

Definition
(adj) easily handled or managed
Synonyms : docile
Example Sentence
  • a gentle old horse, docile and obedient

Definition
(adj) having little impact
Synonyms : easy , soft
Example Sentence
  • an easy pat on the shoulder
  • gentle rain
  • a gentle breeze
  • a soft (or light) tapping at the window

Definition
(adj) marked by moderate steepness
Synonyms : easy
Example Sentence
  • an easy climb
  • a gentle slope

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