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?
She said his shoulders and back were out of line and by gentle manipulation, she could make his life much happier, she started on the shoulders and went around his body... Then the table dropped and he shouted Youre hurting me. You are hurting me. I cant feel my arms.
The vagina and the vulva are the most sensitive tissues in the body— to harsh soaps, fragrances, and all other possible allergens, when people think of ‘clean’ they tend to think of harsh, deodorizing soaps, but please don't use these. The less soap, the better. If you want to use a soap, use gentle pH balanced washes.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them.
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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