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Definitions of gentle:

  • verb:   stroke soothingly
  • verb:   give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
  • verb:   cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
  • adjective:   having or showing a kindly or tender nature
    Example: "The gentle touch of her hand"
  • adjective:   quiet and soothing
    Example: "A gentle voice"
  • adjective:   soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
    Example: "A gentle reprimand"
  • adjective:   having little impact
    Example: "Gentle rain"
  • adjective:   easily handled or managed
    Example: "A gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
  • adjective:   marked by moderate steepness
    Example: "A gentle slope"
  • adjective:   belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    Example: "Of gentle blood"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #10354)


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