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Synonyms for gently
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Wiktionary3.2 / 5 votes

  1. gentlyadverb

    Antonyms:
    roughly

  2. gentlyadverb

    Antonyms:
    roughly

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. gentlyadverb

    in a gradual manner

    "a gently sloping terrain"

    Synonyms:
    mildly, softly, lightly

  2. gently, mildlyadverb

    in a gentle manner

    "he talked gently to the injured animal"

    Synonyms:
    mildly, softly, lightly

  3. lightly, softly, gentlyadverb

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

    Synonyms:
    quietly, thinly, piano, softly, light, mildly, lightly

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How to use gently in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2:

    I will be correspondent to command, And do my spiriting gently.

  2. Jeff Farber:

    There is no need to use anything other than water to wash lettuce, washing it gently with water is as effective as using produce cleansers.

  3. Tennessee Williams:

    Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you -- gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.

  4. Homer:

    The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    When I hear a certain song playing in the background, I think of you and a vision of your face, pervades my soul. When the second song plays, your sweet fragrance fills the air around me. The third song and her gentle hand caressing my face tingles my body covered with goosebumps. At the fourth song, I gently glide to the radio and turn it off. There’s no sense roaming in the darkened marred past.


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