soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
"a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
aristocratical, indulgent, mild, delicate, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, docile, patrician, blue, cushy, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, blue-blooded, aristocratic, sonant, easygoing, diffused
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"
quiet and soothing
"a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"
aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician(adj)
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"
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
easily handled or managed
"a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
easy, gentle, soft(adj)
having little impact
"an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
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
marked by moderate steepness
"an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"
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
pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
"She managed to mollify the angry customer"
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
ennoble, gentle, entitle(verb)
give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
well-born, genteel, high-born, docile, tractable, tame, subdued, mild, quiet, peaceable, meek, unobtrusive, bland, soothing, pacific, clement, tender, humane, courteous, cultivated, deferential
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How to use gentle in a sentence?
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Waking upthis morning to see Minneapolis on fire would be something that would devastate Floyd, he loved the city. He came here [from Houston] and stayed here for the people and the opportunities. Floyd was a gentle giant. He was about love and about peace.
I have just been condemned, not to a shameful death, which can only apply to felons, but rather to finding your brother again...I seek forgiveness for all whom I know for every harm I may have unwittingly caused them...Adieu, good, gentle sister...I embrace you with all my heart as well as the poor, dear children.
I crossed Edmund Pettus bridge with Edmund Pettus. And Edmund Pettus was so kind and gentle to me. Edmund Pettus helped me find the courage and strength that I needed to find my own voice. And I knew that I wanted to leave my two sons a different legacy than the one that was left for me.
We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature.
Translations for gentle
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- gemächlich, einfühlsam, sachte, liebenswürdig, freundlich, sanftmütigGerman
- medido, tranquilo, suave, amable, tierno, gradualSpanish
- leuto, herttainen, hellävarainen, vähittäinenFinnish
- lemah lembutIndonesian
- kāwatawata, māhūMāori
- delikatny, łagodnyPolish
- □ GentilPortuguese
- hoşgörülü, yavaş yavaş, şefkatli, tedricî, nazik, anlayışlı, yumuşak başlıTurkish
- dịu dàngVietnamese
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