gentle (Meaning)

Wordnet

gentle (v)

cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

stroke soothingly

Wordnet

gentle (s)

soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

having or showing a kindly or tender nature

quiet and soothing

belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

easily handled or managed

having little impact

marked by moderate steepness

Webster

gentle (superl.)

Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.

Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.

A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.

Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.

Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .

Webster

gentle (n.)

One well born; a gentleman.

A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.

A dipterous larva used as fish bait.

Webster

gentle (v. t.)

To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.

To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.

To make kind and docile, as a horse.

gentle Sentence Examples

  1. The gentle breeze whispered through the leaves, carrying the scent of blooming wildflowers.
  2. With gentle hands, the nurse tended to the patient's wound, offering words of comfort.
  3. The gentle giant of a horse allowed children to pet its velvety nose without flinching.
  4. The moonlight cast a gentle glow upon the sleeping city, illuminating its rooftops with an ethereal beauty.
  5. The gentle touch of a lover's caress sent shivers down her spine.
  6. The gentle aroma of lavender filled the room, calming the senses and inviting relaxation.
  7. The gentle waves lapped at the shore, creating a soothing rhythm that lulled the sunbathers to sleep.
  8. The gentle teacher guided her students through the lesson, patiently explaining each concept.
  9. The gentle rain pattered on the roof, creating a cozy atmosphere for an afternoon nap.
  10. With a gentle sigh, she released her worries into the air, letting them float away with the wind.

FAQs About the word gentle

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The gentle breeze whispered through the leaves, carrying the scent of blooming wildflowers.

With gentle hands, the nurse tended to the patient's wound, offering words of comfort.

The gentle giant of a horse allowed children to pet its velvety nose without flinching.

The moonlight cast a gentle glow upon the sleeping city, illuminating its rooftops with an ethereal beauty.