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Gentle meaning

gentle - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; " She managed to mollify the angry customer"
  2. 2. Well- born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
  3. 3. Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.
  4. 4. A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.
  5. 5. Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
  6. 6. One well born; a gentleman.
  7. 7. A trained falcon. See Falcon- gentil.
  8. 8. A dipterous larva used as fish bait.
  9. 9. To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.
  10. 10. To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.
  11. 11. To make kind and docile, as a horse.
  12. 12. Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .
  13. 13. Of good lineage; refined; amiable; kind.

gentle - examples of usage

  1. He was so gentle, so sensitive, so quick to understand. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. Do not go gentle. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. An' if I went away now, where things is gentle an' like in books, I wouldn't know how to be any rill use. - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
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