['dʒent(ə)l] or ['dʒɛntl]


(verb.) stroke soothingly.

(adj.) having or showing a kindly or tender nature; 'the gentle touch of her hand'; 'her gentle manner was comforting'; 'a gentle sensitive nature'; 'gentle blue eyes' .

(adj.) quiet and soothing; 'a gentle voice'; 'a gentle nocturne' .

(adj.) soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; 'a gentle reprimand'; 'a vein of gentle irony'; 'poked gentle fun at him' .

Typist: Ollie--From WordNet


(superl.) Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.

(superl.) 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.

(superl.) A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.

(superl.) Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.

(superl.) Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .

(n.) One well born; a gentleman.

(n.) A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.

(n.) A dipterous larva used as fish bait.

(v. t.) To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.

(v. t.) To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.

(v. t.) To make kind and docile, as a horse.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Mild, bland, moderate, clement, lenient, merciful, kind, tender, compassionate, indulgent, meek, soft, humane, of a sweet disposition, not rough, not harsh.[2]. Tame, docile, peaceable, quiet, tractable, pacific, dove-like, not wild, not refractory.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Courteous, polite, highbred, mild, bland, tame, docile, amiable, meek, soft,placid, tender

ANT:Rough, rude, coarse, fierce, savage

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adj. well-born: mild and refined in manners: mild in disposition: amiable: soothing: moderate: gradual.—v.t. (Shak.) to make gentle.—n. (obs.) a person of good family: (Shak.) a trained falcon: the larva of the flesh-fly used as a bait in angling.—n. Gentilesse′ the quality of being gentle courtesy.—v.t. Gen′tilise to raise to the class of gentleman.—n. Gentil′ity good birth or extraction: good breeding: politeness of manners: genteel people: marks of gentility.— Gen′tlefolk people of good family.—adj. Gen′tle-heart′ed having a gentle or kind disposition.—n. Gen′tlehood position or character attaching to gentle birth.—n. Gen′tleness.—adv. Gent′ly.—n. Gen′trice gentle birth courtesy.—Gentle reader courteous reader an old-fashioned phrase common in the prefaces of books.—The gentle craft a phrase used to specify shoe-making also angling; The gentle (or gentler) sex women in general as opposed to the stern or sterner sex.

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