Synonyms for gentleness
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Mercy is the exercise of less severity than one deserves, or in a more extended sense, the granting of kindness or favor beyond what one may rightly claim. Grace is favor, kindness, or blessing shown to the undeserving; forgiveness, mercy, and pardon are exercised toward the ill-deserving. Pardon remits the outward penalty which the offender deserves; forgiveness dismisses resentment or displeasure from the heart of the one offended; mercy seeks the highest possible good of the offender. There may be mercy without pardon, as in the mitigation of sentence, or in all possible alleviation of necessary severity; there may be cases where pardon would not be mercy, since it would encourage to repetition of the offense, from which timely punishment might have saved. Mercy is also used in the wider sense of refraining from harshness or cruelty toward those who are in one's power without fault of their own; as, they besought the robber to have mercy. Clemency is a colder word than mercy, and without its religious associations, signifying mildness and moderation in the use of power where severity would have legal or military, rather than moral sanction; it often denotes a habitual mildness of disposition on the part of the powerful, and is matter rather of good nature or policy than of principle. Leniency or lenity denotes an easy-going avoidance of severity; these words are more general and less magisterial than clemency; we should speak of the leniency of a parent, the clemency of a conqueror. Compare PITY.
The mercy of God to or toward sinners; have mercy on or upon one.
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
gentleness, softness, mildnessnoun
acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
"his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
unmanliness, mildness, unfitness, indistinctness, womanishness, lenience, fuzziness, blurriness, clemency, leniency, effeminateness, gradualness, fogginess, lenity, sissiness, softness, balminess, effeminacy
softness of heart means someone who gives way easily due to compassion or empathy. softness of a material means it is comfortable, smooth and soft to the touch.
the baby snuggled down onto the softness of her freshly-laundered blanket.Submitted by Soulwriter on June 7, 2021
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Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.
I know some of you may disagree with me. The answer to Donald Trump, you may say, is to do just the opposite of Donald Trump. Being noble, being kind, being classy. And I am all for each of those things, but tonight, with our country under an unprecedented assault by a con man who fights only for himself and degrades the vulnerable and the powerless and regular hardworking people day in and day out, I believe that we must honestly ask ourselves as a party whether those we fight for can afford our gentleness.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
Nothing is so powerful as gentleness nothing is so gentle as true strength.
Translations for gentleness
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- щєдротаOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- suairceas, sèimhe, soineanntachdScottish Gaelic
- mansuetudine, dolcezza, delicatezza, garboItalian
- 親切, 優, 優しさJapanese
- clēmentia, lēnitās, indulgentia, pietās, lēnitūdōLatin
- łagodność, delikatnośćPolish
- blândețe, gentilețeRomanian
- мягкость, добротаRussian
- मृदु, साधुSanskrit
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