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Definitions of "gentle"

  • Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender. adjective
  • Not harsh or severe; mild and soft: a gentle scolding; a gentle tapping at the window. adjective
  • Easily managed or handled; docile: a gentle horse. adjective
  • Not steep or sudden; gradual: a gentle incline. adjective
  • Of good family; wellborn: a child of gentle birth. adjective
  • Suited to one of good breeding; refined and polite: a gentle greeting to a stranger. adjective
  • Archaic Noble; chivalrous: a gentle knight. adjective
  • Archaic One of good birth or relatively high station. noun
  • To make less severe or intense: The peaceful sunset gentled her dreadful mood. verb-transitive
  • To soothe, as by stroking; pacify. verb-transitive
  • To tame or break (a domestic animal, for instance): gentle a horse. verb-transitive
  • To raise to the status of a noble. verb-transitive
  • Tender and amiable; of a considerate or kindly disposition adjective
  • Soft and mild rather than hard or severe adjective
  • Docile and easily managed adjective
  • Gradual rather than steep or sudden adjective
  • Polite and respectful rather than rude adjective
  • to become gentle verb
  • to ennoble verb

The word "gentle" in example sentences

And as, in this battle of thoughts, those which spoke for her won the victory, it seemed to me becoming to address her, and I said this sonnet, which begins, 'A gentle thought '; and I called it _gentle_ because I was speaking to a gentle lady, -- but otherwise it was most vile.. [The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859]

"In this sense the true lover need not be a _gentleman_ but he must be a _gentle man_, loving not by genteel code of caste but by gentle code of character.". [Dante: "The Central Man of All the World" A Course of Lectures Delivered Before the Student Body of the New York State College for Teachers, Albany, 1919, 1920]

III. iv.76 (474,6) Ere human statute purg'd the gentle weal] The _gentle weal_, is, the _peaceable community_, the state made quiet and safe by. [Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies]

We refer to the term gentle discipline with our children but how does one do that with a puppy?. [Apron Thrift Girl]

MANSFIELD: George was what we called the gentle Beatle.. [CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2007]

For Aristippus the end of life is pleasure, which he defines as gentle motion.. [Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 Analysis of the Sexual Impulse; Love and Pain; The Sexual Impulse in Women]

The meek man of the Bible is simply what we call the gentle-man -- the man without swagger or arrogance, not self-assertive or forthputting, but honorable and considerate.. [Mornings in the College Chapel Short Addresses to Young Men on Personal Religion]

Myanmar's military leader, General Than Shwe, has spoken at a military parade of what he called gentle moves toward democracy being made by his country.. [Radio New Zealand News Headlines]

Bearded, affable, self-deprecating and appalled by the destructive footprint that buildings, roads and parking lots can leave on the earth, Mr. Wells was dedicated to what he called gentle architecture, something that would, as he put it, "leave the land no worse than you found it.". [NYT > Home Page]

In particular, I was attracted to their Olive Scrub, which they describe as a gentle exfoliant that also moisturizes since it contains olive oil and other natural emollients.. [Epinions Recent Content for Home]

I'm not very much of a fan of the so-called "Socratic method", but to refute and be refuted, without any need for being gentle, is a good thing for those who come to learn.. [ On Being Mean]

Ogletree said he knew Stamps, whom he described as a gentle giant, a wonderful man. . .. [Phillip Martin: DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part Two]

NANCY WILSON gentle is my love LP mint - vinyl T 2351. [SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 6580]

It was all pure white, rolling in gentle undulations where the ice-jams of the freeze-up had formed.. [To Build a Fire]

But Maud said, “Tut, tut,” in gentle reproval, and then asked why I was a blithering idiot.. [Chapter 29]

From the corner of my eye the hem of her pale blue house dress was visible, its wide circle skirt hanging in gentle folds just above her ankles.. [Sunday Scribblings-Telephone]

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