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Synonyms for gentle
ˈdʒɛn tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gentle, soft(adj)

    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. gentle(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"

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

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

  3. gentle(adj)

    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, 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"

    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, gentle(adj)

    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, soft(adj)

    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, gentle(verb)

    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, gruntle(verb)

    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, entitle(verb)

    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. gentle(verb)

    stroke soothingly

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. gentle(adjective)

    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

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. Mary Jane Minkin:

    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.

  2. Book of Proverbs:

    Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

  3. George Floyd:

    Knowing my brother is to love my brother, he's a gentle giant, he don't hurt anybody.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    All the time we hear "Love is Blind." But it's not true. Blind is the Infatuation, while Love is All-seeing and All-accepting amazing aspect of life. Love is Strong and Permanent vis-a-vis Infatuation that is Fragile and Transitory. In my view, Love is like Silk, which is delicate, gentle, illuminating and soft - and yet so strong that no force on earth can tear it apart easily. Love is accepting each other for good qualities as well as flaws, and for strengths as much as weaknesses. Love is working together through the challenges of life, and overcoming obstacles with Synergy. I would summarize Love in three T's: Trust, Transparency and Teamwork.

  5. Saint Francis de Sales:

    Nothing is so powerful as gentleness nothing is so gentle as true strength.

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