Definitions for gentle

Definitions for (verb) gentle

Main entry: gentle

Definition: stroke soothingly


Main entry: placate, gruntle, gentle, lenify, pacify, mollify, conciliate, appease, assuage

Definition: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

Usage: She managed to mollify the angry customer


Main entry: ennoble, entitle, gentle

Definition: give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility


Definitions for (adj) gentle

Main entry: easy, gentle

Definition: marked by moderate steepness

Usage: an easy climb; a gentle slope


Main entry: easy, gentle, soft

Definition: having little impact

Usage: an easy pat on the shoulder; gentle rain; a gentle breeze; a soft (or light) tapping at the window


Main entry: gentle

Definition: having or showing a kindly or tender nature

Usage: the gentle touch of her hand; her gentle manner was comforting; a gentle sensitive nature; gentle blue eyes


Main entry: gentle

Definition: quiet and soothing

Usage: a gentle voice; a gentle nocturne


Main entry: soft, gentle

Definition: soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

Usage: a gentle reprimand; a vein of gentle irony; poked gentle fun at him


Main entry: patrician, gentle, blue, blue-blooded, aristocratic, aristocratical

Definition: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

Usage: 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


Main entry: docile, gentle

Definition: easily handled or managed

Usage: a gentle old horse, docile and obedient


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