Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Gentle
  1. stroke soothingly
  2. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
  3. give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
  4. marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"
  5. having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
  6. 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"
  7. quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"
  8. soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
  9. 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
  10. easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
Similar Words: pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gruntle, ennoble, entitle, easy, soft, aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, patrician, docile

 

Hyponyms: baronetize, baronetise, lord, knight, dub

 

Derivational Morphology: placation, conciliation, propitiation, mollification, pacification, conciliator, make-peace, pacifier, peacemaker, reconciler, peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis, comforter, baby's dummy, teething ring, ennoblement

 

 
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