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Definitions of gentle

  1. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. stroke soothingly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. One well born; a gentleman. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A dipterous larva used as fish bait. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To make kind and docile, as a horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop . Webster 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. Gently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Well-born: mild and refined in manners: mild in disposition: amiable: soothing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. GENTLENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. The maggot of the blue-bottle used as bait in angling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Of good lineage; refined; amiable; kind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Mild; kindly; soft or low; peaceful; docile; easy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Of honorable family; noble. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. 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.
  31. A larva of the flesh-fly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. 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.
  33. jen'tl, adj. well-born: mild and refined in manners: mild in disposition: amiable: soothing: moderate: gradual.--v.t. (Shak.) to make gentle.--n. (obs.) a person of good family: (Shak.) a trained falcon: the larva of the flesh-fly, used as a bait in angling.--n. GENTILESSE', the quality of being gentle, courtesy.--v.t. GEN'TILISE, to raise to the class of gentleman.--n. GENTIL'ITY, good birth or extraction: good breeding: politeness of manners: genteel people: marks of gentility.--n.pl. GEN'TLEFOLK, people of good family.--adj. GEN'TLE-HEART'ED, having a gentle or kind disposition.--n. GEN'TLEHOOD, position or character attaching to gentle birth.--n. GEN'TLENESS.--adv. GENT'LY.--n. GEN'TRICE, gentle birth, courtesy.--GENTLE READER, courteous reader, an old-fashioned phrase common in the prefaces of books.--THE GENTLE CRAFT, a phrase used to specify shoe-making, also angling; THE GENTLE (or GENTLER) SEX, women in general as opposed to the stern or sterner sex. [Fr.,--L. gentilis. See GENTEEL.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. (-er, -est), & n. Well-born, (Herald.) having right to bear arms, (now only in g. & simple, & in comb. as gentlefolks, GENTLEMAN); (of birth, blood, family, pursuits, &c.) honourable, belonging to or fit for the class of gentlemen; (archaic) generous, noble, courteous (still playfully in g. reader, author\'s apostrophe); tame, quiet (the g. craft, angling), easily managed; not stormy, rough, or violent; (of medicine) mild, not drastic; (of rule &c.) not severe; moderate (a g. heat), gradual (a g. slope); kind, mild, tender, (the g. sex, women); gentlefolk (s), people of good position& family. (N.); (pl.; vulg.) gentlefolks; maggot, larva of flesh-fly or bluebottle, used as fishing-bait. (f. obs. sense soft of adj.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Soft, mild, tame, peaceable; soothing, pacifick. Complete Dictionary

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