gentle

  • 21 gentle — /ˈdʒɛntl / (say jentl) adjective (gentler, gentlest) 1. mild, kindly, or amiable: gentle words. 2. not severe, rough, or violent: a gentle wind; a gentle lap of the waves. 3. moderate; gradual: gentle heat; a gentle slope. 4. of good birth or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 22 Gentle — Mary Rosalyn Gentle (* 1956 in Sussex, England) ist eine britische Schriftstellerin, die in den Genres Fantasy und Science Fiction schreibt. Mary Gentle kam 1956 in Sussex zur Welt. Als sie mit 16 Jahren die Schule verließ, arbeitete sie in… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 23 gentle*/ — [ˈdʒent(ə)l] adj 1) kind and calm Joe is such a gentle, loving boy.[/ex] 2) not using or needing a lot of force or effort gentle exercise[/ex] 3) not strong or unpleasant a gentle breeze[/ex] a gentle voice[/ex] 4) a gentle slope or curve is… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 24 gentle — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 25 gentle — [13] Expressions like ‘of gentle birth’, and related forms such as gentility [14] and gentleman [13] point up the original link between gentle and ‘family, stock, birth’. The word comes via Old French gentil from Latin gentīlis, a derivative of… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 26 gentle —    obsolete Irish    bewitched    Unlike the Christmas pantomime variety, fairies were nasty creatures whom you called the gentle people because it was wise to speak kindly of them. Hawthorns were called gentle bushes or thorns, despite their… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 27 gentle — adjective 1) his manner was gentle Syn: kind, tender, sympathetic, considerate, understanding, compassionate, benevolent, good natured; humane, lenient, merciful, clement; mild, placid, serene, sweet tempered …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 28 gentle — adjective 1) his manner was gentle Syn: kind, tender, sympathetic, considerate, understanding, compassionate, humane, mild, placid, serene 2) a gentle breeze | gentle music Syn: light …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 29 gentle — [13] Expressions like ‘of gentle birth’, and related forms such as gentility [14] and gentleman [13] point up the original link between gentle and ‘family, stock, birth’. The word comes via Old French gentil from Latin gentīlis, a derivative of… …

    Word origins

  • 30 gentle — adj., v., & n. adj. (gentler, gentlest) 1 not rough; mild or kind, esp. in temperament. 2 moderate; not severe or drastic (a gentle rebuke; a gentle breeze). 3 (of birth, pursuits, etc.) honourable, of or fit for people of good social position. 4 …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 31 gentle — I. adjective (gentler; gentlest) Etymology: Middle English gentil, from Anglo French, from Latin gentilis of a gens, of one s family, from gent , gens gens, nation; akin to Latin gignere to beget more at kin Date: 13th century 1. a. belonging to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 32 Gentle — This name derives from the Medieval English or Old French gentil meaning courteous or well born and was originally given as a nickname to one noble in conduct. The surname is first recorded at the beginning of the 13th Century, (see below). In… …

    Surnames reference

  • 33 gentle — gentle1 adjective (gentler, gentlest) 1》 mild and kind in temperament or character. 2》 moderate in effect or degree: a gentle breeze. 3》 archaic noble or courteous. verb make or become gentle. ↘touch gently. Derivatives gentleness noun gently… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 34 gentle — 1. adjective /ˈd͡ʒɛntl̩/ a) Tender and amiable; of a considerate or kindly disposition b) Soft and mild rather than hard or severe 2 …

    Wiktionary

  • 35 gentle — Synonyms and related words: accepting, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, affable, agreeable, ambling, amiable, appease, aristocratic, balmy, barely audible, bed, bed down, benign, bland, bleeding, bonhomous, break,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 36 gentle — adj. gentle with * * * [dʒentl] gentlewith …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 37 gentle — gen·tle || dÊ’entl n. aristocrat, person of noble birth (Archaic) adj. kind; soft; moderate; easy going; noble, aristocratic v. make quiet, make gentle; stroke; ennoble, refine (Archaic) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 38 gentle — a. 1. Mild, bland, moderate, kind, tender, compassionate, indulgent, meek, soft, humane, clement, lenient, merciful, of a sweet disposition, gentle hearted, tender hearted. 2. Tame, docile, peaceable, quiet, tractable, pacific, dove like. 3.… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 39 gentle — adj 1. kind, kindly, tender, gracious, considerate, thoughtful; indulgent, lenient, clement, humane, merciful, compassionate, tender hearted, gentlehearted, Fr. gentil; benign, amiable, affable, sweet tempered. 2. mild, moderate, soothing, easy,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 40 gentle —   Akahai, mālie, laka, waipahē;    ♦ gentle, as a breeze, kauaheahe, kolonahe, nahenahe, āla i, ānea, aheahe.   Also: wai olu, akanahe, wawali, waliwali, kāpehe, nāwele, ūpalu …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary


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