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Synonyms for gentle
ˈdʒɛn tlgen·tle

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Wiktionary

  1. gentleadjective

    Polite and respectful rather than rude

    He gave me a gentle reminder that we had to hurry up.

    Synonyms:
    respectful, kind, friendly, polite

    Antonyms:
    rude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gentle

    Amiable combines the senses of lovable or lovely and loving; the amiable character has ready affection and kindliness for others, with the qualities that are adapted to win their love; amiable is a higher and stronger word than good-natured or agreeable. Lovely is often applied to externals; as, a lovely face. Amiable denotes a disposition desirous to cheer, please, and make happy. A selfish man of the world may have the art to be agreeable; a handsome, brilliant, and witty person may be charming or even attractive, while by no means amiable. The engaging, winning, and winsome add to amiability something of beauty, accomplishments, and grace. The benignant are calmly kind, as from a height and a distance. Kind, good-natured people may be coarse and rude, and so fail to be agreeable or pleasing; the really amiable are likely to avoid such faults by their earnest desire to please. The good-natured have an easy disposition to get along comfortably with every one in all circumstances. A sweet disposition is very sure to be amiable, the loving heart bringing out all that is lovable and lovely in character.

    Synonyms:
    agreeable, amiable, attractive, benignant, engaging, good-natured, harming, kind, lovable, lovely, loving, pleasant, pleasing, sweet, winning, winsome

    Antonyms:
    acrimonious, churlish, crabbed, cruel, crusty, disagreeable, dogged, gruff, hateful, ill-conditioned, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, morose, sour, sullen, surly, unamiable, unlovely

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gentle

    Synonyms:
    courteous, polite, highbred, mild, bland, tame, docile, amiable, meek, soft, placid, tender

    Antonyms:
    rough, rude, coarse, fierce, savage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gentle, softadjective

    soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

    "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"

    Synonyms:
    aristocratical, indulgent, mild, delicate, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, docile, patrician, blue, cushy, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, blue-blooded, aristocratic, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    Antonyms:
    untamed, intense, steep, lowborn, unkind, loud, heavy, wild

  2. gentleadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    blue-blooded, aristocratical, aristocratic, soft, easy, docile, patrician, blue

    Antonyms:
    heavy, wild, untamed, loud, unkind, lowborn, steep, intense

  3. gentleadjective

    quiet and soothing

    "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"

    Synonyms:
    blue-blooded, aristocratical, aristocratic, soft, easy, docile, patrician, blue

    Antonyms:
    untamed, heavy, steep, lowborn, intense, unkind, wild, loud

  4. aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patricianadjective

    belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, racy, gamy, bluish, profane, dismal, dark, disconsolate, gloomy, drear, puritanical, low, naughty, easy, down in the mouth, blue, blueish, gamey, downhearted, juicy, downcast, blasphemous, drab, patrician, docile, blue-blooded, spicy, soft, aristocratic, blue(a), sorry, aristocratical, puritanic, grim, depressed, dingy, dreary, risque, low-spirited

    Antonyms:
    lowborn, heavy, unkind, steep, untamed, intense, wild, loud

  5. docile, gentleadjective

    easily handled or managed

    "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"

    Synonyms:
    blue-blooded, aristocratical, aristocratic, soft, easy, teachable, docile, patrician, blue

    Antonyms:
    untamed, steep, wild, heavy, lowborn, loud, unkind, intense

  6. easy, gentle, softadjective

    having little impact

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

    Synonyms:
    balmy, sluttish, wanton, flaccid, subdued, prosperous, sonant, soft, delicate, flabby, easy, promiscuous, well-off, indulgent, voiced, aristocratical, leisurely, well-to-do, piano, well-fixed, easygoing, patrician, well-situated, comfortable, blue-blooded, diffuse, mild, cushy, aristocratic, docile, lenient, diffused, well-heeled, light, blue, loose

    Antonyms:
    wild, heavy, unkind, loud, untamed, lowborn, steep, intense

  7. easy, gentleverb

    marked by moderate steepness

    "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"

    Synonyms:
    aristocratical, promiscuous, easy, wanton, sluttish, well-heeled, soft, docile, patrician, blue, aristocratic, well-to-do, well-situated, loose, well-off, prosperous, well-fixed, comfortable, leisurely, light, blue-blooded, easygoing

    Antonyms:
    steep, unkind, untamed, intense, wild, loud, lowborn, heavy

  8. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntleverb

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

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

    Synonyms:
    mollify, conciliate, quell, relieve, lenify, stay, placate, quench, allay, ennoble, settle, gruntle, palliate, accommodate, appease, pacify, temper, assuage, propitiate, alleviate, slake, make up, entitle, patch up, reconcile, season

    Antonyms:
    loud, lowborn, steep, heavy, unkind, intense, untamed, wild

  9. ennoble, gentle, entitleverb

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

    Synonyms:
    lenify, appease, mollify, pacify, gruntle, title, dignify, placate, ennoble, assuage, entitle, conciliate

    Antonyms:
    unkind, intense, lowborn, loud, heavy, wild, steep, untamed

  10. gentleverb

    stroke soothingly

    Synonyms:
    appease, lenify, mollify, gruntle, pacify, placate, ennoble, assuage, entitle, conciliate

    Antonyms:
    steep, unkind, untamed, wild, heavy, loud, intense, lowborn

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gentleadjective

    Synonyms:
    mild, bland, moderate, clement, lenient, merciful, kind, tender, compassionate, indulgent, meek, soft, humane, of a sweet disposition, not rough, not harsh

  2. gentleadjective

    Synonyms:
    tame, docile, peaceable, quiet, tractable, pacific, dove-like, not wild, not refractory

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gentle":

    sweet, soft, mild, fresh, nice, soft-spoken, moderate, smooth

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How to use gentle in a sentence?

  1. Ziba Murat:

    She is a gentle woman, has always been non-political and compassionate. She became a doctor as a way to help other people, something she saw as an obligation, not a choice. She didnt travel to any Muslim-majority countries, all she did was talk (to her daughters) in the U.S., it has been two years, and we dont even know if she is alive. That people like her can be targeted shows how cruel this government can be.

  2. Jessica Joan:

    My process is just every day setting the intentions of being the best version of myself, being gentle with myself, practicing self-love and sometimes that might look like crying, sometimes that might be journaling, sometimes that might be spending time in nature. I’m patient with myself and just focused on being kind.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    True love is invulnerable, it will not be overwhelmed by treason, resentment, guilt, you still love, even if you are not loved or not loved. Such love is an independent feeling, it is a paradise energy, a warm, gentle light of sincerity. All whom you loved, all of them may appear in dreams, they turned into energy, they will be in your memory all life.

  4. Mark McGee:

    What should we emphasize in our teaching We learn much from Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. Paul mentored each and sent them out to the churches to encourage and instruct God's Children of Grace. Notice how often Paul uses the words 'command,' 'warn,' and 'remind' in his letters to Timothy and Titus. God wants us to be loving and gentle in the way we teach His children, but He also wants us to be strong, precise and decisive in what we declare. We are not 'asking' Christians to obey God's Word. We are 'telling' them what God commands. We have no special power in ourselves, but when we preach God's Word we have the 'Power' of God behind us Our preaching and teaching should be in the 'Power and Strength' of God. He gave us the responsibility and authority to declare His Word. We do it humbly, but we do it.

  5. Kim Katzenmeyer:

    He is a gentle giant. A big teddy bear, i wish there were a million more Waylons.


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