HyperDic: gentle

English > 10 senses of the word gentle:
ADJECTIVEallgentle, softsoft and mild
allgentlehaving or showing a kindly or tender nature
allgentlequiet and soothing
allgentle, aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, patricianbelonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
allgentle, docileeasily handled or managed
allgentle, easy, softhaving little impact
allgentle, easymarked by moderate steepness
VERBemotiongentle, pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gruntlecause to be more favorably inclined
socialgentle, ennoble, entitlegive a title / title to someone
contactgentlestroke soothingly
gentle > pronunciation
Soundsjheh'nahl; jheh'ntahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > gentle: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningSoft and mild; not harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh or stern or severe.
Examples
  • "a gentle reprimand"
  • "a vein of gentle irony"
  • "poked gentle fun at him"
Synonymsoft
Broadermildmoderate in type or degree or effect or force
Spanishligero, suave, tenue
Catalanlleuger, suau
Nounsgentlenessacting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
English > gentle: 10 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or showing a kindly or tender nature.
Examples
  • "the gentle touch of her hand"
  • "her gentle manner was comforting"
  • "a gentle sensitive nature"
  • "gentle blue eyes"
BroaderkindHaving or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature
Spanishbondadoso, compasivo, tierno
Nounsgentlenessacting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
English > gentle: 10 senses > adjective 3
Meaningquiet and soothing.
Examples
  • "a gentle voice"
  • "a gentle nocturne"
Broadersoft(of sound) relatively low in volume
Nounsgentlenessacting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
Adverbsgentlyin a gentle manner
English > gentle: 10 senses > adjective 4
Meaningbelonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy.
Example "of gentle blood"
Synonymsaristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, patrician
BroadernobleOf or belonging to or constituting / constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
Spanisharistocrática, aristocrático
Catalanaristocràtic
Nounsgentilityelegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
English > gentle: 10 senses > adjective 5
Meaningeasily handled or managed.
Example"a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
Synonymdocile
Broadertame, tamedBrought from wildness into a domesticated state
Spanishdócil
English > gentle: 10 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHaving little impact.
Examples
  • "gentle rain"
  • "a gentle breeze"
Synonymseasy, soft
BroaderlightOf little intensity or power or force
Spanishsuave
Catalansuau
Nounsgentlenessacting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
Adverbsgentlywith little weight or force
English > gentle: 10 senses > adjective 7
Meaningmarked by moderate steepness.
Example "a gentle slope"
Synonymeasy
Broadergradual(of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt
Spanishsuave
Nounsgentlenessthe property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
Adverbsgentlyin a gradual manner
English > gentle: 10 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymspacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gruntle
Broadercalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, aplacar, calmar, pacificar, sosegar, suavizar
Catalanalleujar, apaivagar, aplacar, assossegar, conciliar, pacificar, suavitzar
English > gentle: 10 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningGive a title / title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsennoble, entitle
Narrowerbaronetize, baronetiseconfer baronetcy upon
knight, dubRaise (someone) to knighthood
lordmake a lord of someone
Broaderpromote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevateGive a promotion to or assign to a higher position
Spanishennoblecer
English > gentle: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningStroke soothingly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
BroaderpetStroke or caress gently
Spanishhacer cariño

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