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Adjective
Having a considerate or kindly disposition
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“He was a gentle man who would not hurt a fly.”
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Mild in effect or degree
“She heard his gentle and comforting voice call out to her.”
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(of a slope) Gradual, not steep
“He had no trouble riding his bike up the gentle slope.”
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Low in volume
“She was a shy person who spoke with a gentle tone.”
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(of an animal) Tame or domesticated
“Her pet dog was gentle and loved playing with children.”
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(archaic, of a person) Having the characteristics attributed to noble birth
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“My guests were gentle folk with a refined etiquette.”
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Of or pertaining to pacifism
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Denotes kindness and generosity
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Of or pertaining to a maiden
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Acting or done at leisure
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Not able or likely to cause harm
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Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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Giving comfort, or calming in nature
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In detail, describing each step precisely and in order
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Cautious and patient
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Humble in position or status
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Suitable for a royal court
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Slow to reveal emotion or opinions
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Dreamy and unaware of one's surroundings, for example because one is in love
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Inactive, quiet, at rest
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Easily anxious or frightened
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Very fine in texture or structure, especially of intricate workmanship or quality
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Very small in amount, level or degree
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Relating to or characteristic of women or female animals
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In a state of comfort and relaxation
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Lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness
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Having an even surface with no roughness, bumps, or holes
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To make or become gentle
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“She was a loud and rambunctious woman but she would always gentle her tone around children.”
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To touch with the intention of having a calming effect
“The first thing a trainer must learn is how to gentle a horse.”
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To assuage the agitation or anger of (someone)
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“He bought his irate wife a Louis Vuitton handbag to gentle her after he had forgotten their anniversary.”
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(archaic) To make someone a member of the nobility
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To make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
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To tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or on a farm
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(archaic) A person of high birth
“A commoner merits the same kindness and respect as one would accord to a gentle.”
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