Associations to the word «Gentleness»

Wiktionary

GENTLENESS, noun. The state of being gentle.

Dictionary definition

GENTLENESS, noun. The property possessed by a slope that is very gradual.
GENTLENESS, noun. Acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered; "his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats