a.1.Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
2.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.
3.A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.
4.Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
5.Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .
O sleep! it is a gentle thing.
- Coleridge.
The gentle craft
the art or trade of shoemaking.
n.1.One well born; a gentleman.
2.A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.
3.(Zool.) A dipterous larva used as fish bait.
v. t.1.To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.
2.To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.
To gentle life's descent,
We shut our eyes, and think it is a plain.
- Young.
3.To make kind and docile, as a horse.
Verb1.gentle - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
2.gentle - give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
Synonyms: ennoble, entitle
3.gentle - stroke soothingly
Adj.1.gentle - soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
2.gentle - 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"
3.gentle - quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"
4.gentle - 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"
5.gentle - easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
Synonyms: docile
6.gentle - having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
Synonyms: easy, soft
7.gentle - marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"
Synonyms: easy
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