- Tender and amiable; of a considerate or kindly disposition
- Stuart is a gentle man, he would never hurt you.
- Soft and mild rather than hard or severe
- I felt something touch my shoulder, it was gentle and a little slimy.
- Docile and easily managed
- We had a gentle swim in the lake.
- Gradual rather than steep or sudden
- The walks in this area have a gentle incline.
- Polite and respectful rather than rude
- He gave me a gentle reminder that we had to hurry up.
- (polite): rude
Tender and amiable
Soft and mild rather than hard or severe
Docile and easily managed
Gradual rather than steep or sudden
Polite and respectful rather than rude
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Translations to be checked
- (intransitive) to become gentle
- (transitive) to ennoble
- (transitive, animal husbandry) to break; to tame; to domesticate
- (transitive) To soothe; to calm.
gentle (plural gentles)