gentilly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gentilly, equivalent to gentle +‎ -ly.

AdverbEdit

gentilly (comparative more gentilly, superlative most gentilly)

  1. (obsolete) In a gentle or noble manner; frankly.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gentilly in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)