More definitions of "gentle":
- (adj): Quiet and soothing.
Example: "A gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"
- (adj): Having or showing a kindly or tender nature.
Example: "The gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes"
- (adj): Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy.
Example: "Of gentle blood"
Synonyms: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, patrician
- (verb): Stroke soothingly.
- (verb): Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of.
Synonyms: pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gruntle
- (adj): Soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe.
Example: "A gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
- (adj): Easily handled or managed.
Example: "A gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
- (adj): Marked by moderate steepness.
Example: "A gentle slope"
Famous quotes containing the word gentle:
“So the gentle poets name
To foreign parts is blown by fame;
Seek him in his native town,
He is hidden and unknown.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humour is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude.”
—Frank Muir (b. 1920)
“O gentle lady, do not put me tot,
For I am nothing if not critical.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)