What is gentle?

  • (adj): Having little impact.
    Example: "Gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"
    Synonyms: easy, soft
    See also — Additional definitions below

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"
  • (verb): Stroke soothingly.
  • (verb): Give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility.
    Synonyms: ennoble, entitle
  • (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"
    Synonyms: docile
  • (adj): Marked by moderate steepness.
    Example: "A gentle slope"
    Synonyms: easy

Famous quotes containing the word gentle:

    So the gentle poet’s name
    To foreign parts is blown by fame;
    Seek him in his native town,
    He is hidden and unknown.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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 to’t,
    For I am nothing if not critical.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)