Definitions of gentleness

  1. the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. mildness of manner or disposition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Softness of manners; mildness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The quality of being gentle or mild in temper or manners. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Softness of manners; mildness of temper. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for gentleness

  1. In fact, Noble's kindness had done as much for Mr. Atwater as Julia's gentleness had done for Noble, but how much both Julia and Noble had done was not revealed in full until the next evening. – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  2. Gabriella felt this evening what often came to her at times: a deep yearning for her own people of the past, for their voices, their ways of looking at life; for the gentleness and courtesy, and the thousand unconscious moods and acts that rendered them distinguished and delightful. – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen