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gen·tle

 (jĕn′tl)
adj. gen·tler, gen·tlest
1. Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender.
2. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft: a gentle scolding; a gentle tapping at the window.
3. Easily managed or handled; docile: a gentle horse.
4. Not steep or sudden; gradual: a gentle incline.
5.
a. Of good family; wellborn: a child of gentle birth.
b. Suited to one of good breeding; refined and polite: a gentle greeting to a stranger.
6. Archaic Noble; chivalrous: a gentle knight.
n. Archaic
One of good birth or relatively high station.
tr.v. gen·tled, gen·tling, gen·tles
1. To make less severe or intense: The peaceful sunset gentled her dreadful mood.
2. To soothe, as by stroking; pacify.
3. To tame or break (a horse).
4. Obsolete To raise to the status of a noble.

[Middle English gentil, courteous, noble, from Old French, from Latin gentīlis, of the same clan, from gēns, gent-, clan; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

gen′tle·ness n.
gen′tly adv.
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gentleness

(ˈdʒɛntəlnɪs)
n
1. the quality of being gentle
2. (General Physics) physics a property of elementary particles, conserved in certain strong interactions. See also charm17
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Gentleness

 

See Also: KINDNESS

  1. Gentle as a newborn colt —Rex Reed In Reed’s novel, Personal Effects, the gentle behavior is that of a man making love.
  2. (Looked as) gentle as a suckling dove —Arthur Train
  3. Gently as a whisper —Slogan for door checks, Sargent & Co.
  4. Tender as dusk —Jessamyn West
  5. Tenderly as a mother —John Greenleaf Whittier
  6. Tender as young love —Maxwell Anderson
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gentleness - the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
gradient, slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
2.gentleness - acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered; "his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
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gentleness

noun tenderness, compassion, kindness, consideration, sympathy, sweetness, softness, mildness, kindliness the gentleness with which she treated her pregnant mother
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Translations
لَطافَه
jemnostmírnost
blidhedrolighedsvaghed
elõkelõ származás
mildi; mÿkt

gentleness

[ˈdʒentlnɪs] N
1. (= gentle nature) [of person] → dulzura f (de carácter); [of manner, voice] → dulzura f, delicadeza f; [of smile] → dulzura f, ternura f; [of hint, reminder, rebuke] → lo discreto; [of animal] → mansedumbre f, docilidad f
2. (= care) (in handling sth/sb) → cuidado m; (= consideration) → consideración f
3. (= mildness) [of shampoo, soap, etc] → suavidad f
4. (= lightness) [of movement, touch, breeze] → suavidad f, ligereza f
5. (= not steepness) [of slope] → suavidad f
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gentleness

[ˈdʒɛntəlnɪs] ndouceur f
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gentleness

n
Sanftheit f; (of animal)Zahmheit f; (of treatment)Behutsamkeit f; (of touch, colour)Zartheit f, → Sanftheit f; (of pace, exercise)Gemächlichkeit f
(= mildness: of detergent, lotion, cream) → Milde f
(= subtlety)Milde f
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gentleness

[ˈdʒɛntlnɪs] n (see adj) → dolcezza; (XXX) → delicatezza; (XXX) → discrezione f; (XXX) → leggerezza
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gentle

(ˈdʒentl) adjective
1. (of people) behaving, talking etc in a mild, kindly, pleasant way. a gentle old lady; The doctor was very gentle.
2. not strong or rough. a gentle breeze.
3. (of hills) rising gradually. a gentle slope.
ˈgently adverb
ˈgentleness noun
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