Associations to the word «Gentle»


GENTLE, adjective. Tender and amiable; of a considerate or kindly disposition.
GENTLE, adjective. Soft and mild rather than hard or severe.
GENTLE, adjective. Docile and easily managed.
GENTLE, adjective. Gradual rather than steep or sudden.
GENTLE, adjective. Polite and respectful rather than rude.
GENTLE, adjective. (archaic) Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
GENTLE, verb. (intransitive) to become gentle
GENTLE, verb. (transitive) to ennoble
GENTLE, verb. (transitive) (animal husbandry) to break; to tame; to domesticate
GENTLE, verb. (transitive) To soothe; to calm.
GENTLE, noun. (archaic) A person of high birth.
GENTLE, noun. (archaic) A maggot used as bait by anglers
GENTLE, noun. A trained falcon, or falcon-gentil.
GENTLE ANNIE, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) (informal) A long uphill road or trail without a resting place.
GENTLE ANNIES, noun. Plural of Gentle Annie
GENTLE CRAFT, noun. (archaic) Shoemaking; the trade of a cobbler.
GENTLE CRAFT, noun. (archaic) Fishing; angling.

Dictionary definition

GENTLE, verb. Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer".
GENTLE, verb. Give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility.
GENTLE, verb. Stroke soothingly.
GENTLE, adjective. Soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him".
GENTLE, adjective. 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".
GENTLE, adjective. Quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne".
GENTLE, adjective. 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 American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes".
GENTLE, adjective. Easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient".
GENTLE, adjective. Having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window".
GENTLE, adjective. Marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope".

Wise words

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