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Definitions of gentle

  1. To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make kind and docile, as a horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. stroke soothingly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop . Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One well born; a gentleman. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A dipterous larva used as fish bait. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. GENTLENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The maggot of the blue-bottle used as bait in angling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A larva of the flesh-fly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Gently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. Mild and refined in manner and disposition; kindly; moderate in action; peaceful; docile; easy; well-born or descended. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Well-born: mild and refined in manners: mild in disposition: amiable: soothing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Of good lineage; refined; amiable; kind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Mild; kindly; soft or low; peaceful; docile; easy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Of honorable family; noble. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Of good birth; not rough, harsh, or severe, but placid, bland, and mild in manners; not wild or refractory. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Well born; mild; amiable; meek; soothing; pacific; not rough or violent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for gentle

  1. Her father and her mother who had been so gentle to her! – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  2. It was the same sweet, gentle voice that called to them to come in. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
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