DICTIONARY


Definition of GENTLE

verb : GENTLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : GENTLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him" ;

  • 2. (

    ) having or showing a kindly or tender nature; "the gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes" ;

  • 3. (

    ) quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne" ;

  • 4. (

    ) belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient" ;

  • 6. (

    ) having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window" ;

  • 7. (

    ) marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope" ;


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