ungentle


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ungentle

(ʌnˈdʒɛntəl)
adj
not gentle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ungentle - not of the nobilityungentle - not of the nobility; "of ignoble (or ungentle) birth"; "untitled civilians"
lowborn - of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor"
References in classic literature ?
So you must try to be contented with making your name boyish, and playing brother to us girls," said Beth, stroking the rough head with a hand that all the dish washing and dusting in the world could not make ungentle in its touch.
THE ungentle laws and customs touched upon in this tale are historical, and the episodes which are used to illustrate them are also historical.
In a short pause which ensued, she had a fancy that she felt Miss Betsey touch her hair, and that with no ungentle hand; but, looking at her, in her timid hope, she found that lady sitting with the skirt of her dress tucked up, her hands folded on one knee, and her feet upon the fender, frowning at the fire.
Yet prejudices so obstinate have not made him an ungentle or impracticable companion.
One was annoyed because his left pedal had come off, and the other because his tyre had become deflated, small and indeed negligible accidents by Bun Hill standards, due entirely to the ungentle handling of the delicate machines entrusted to them--and they failed to see clearly how they put themselves in the wrong by this method of argument.
At length, however, the boisterous pastime terminated, suddenly, as might be expected: the little one was hurt, and began to cry; and the ungentle play-fellow tossed it into its mother's lap, bidding her 'make all straight.
As it is, we make both ungentle, the one envying, the other despising, his brother; and the mass of society is made up of morbid thinkers and miserable workers.
can be ungentle and thus unmanly; and, in the future described at the
Not an argument that is easy to defend in any rational way, but one that will strike a chord with a good few people who have been at the wrong end of a thug's fist or whose home has endured the ungentle attention of a burglar's jemmy.
She has triumphed against adversity and battled ungentle manly comments" Sir Terry Wogan presenting the Oldie magazine pin-up of the year award to Professor Mary Beard "I don't wish to upset Stephen Fry, as he can be a sensitive flower, but we do have to get a bit more professional.
Speak, gentle niece, what stern ungentle hands Have lopped and hewed and made thy body bare Of her two branches, those sweet ornaments, Whose circling shadows kings have sought to sleep in, And might not gain so great a happiness As have thy love.
In his daily life, by all accounts, Glen Campbell could be ungentle and mindless.