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Definition of Gentle


  1. Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
  2. Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.
  3. A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.
  4. Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
  5. Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .
  6. One well born; a gentleman.
  7. A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.
  8. A dipterous larva used as fish bait.
  9. To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.
  10. To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.
  11. To make kind and docile, as a horse.
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Gentle Translations

gentle in Afrikaans is lieflik, soet
gentle in Dutch is liefelijk, zoet, zacht
gentle in French is doux
gentle in Italian is dolce, placido
gentle in Latin is mollis, mansuetus, summissus (from summitto)
gentle in Portuguese is suave, delicado
gentle in Spanish is dulce, placido, suave
gentle in Swedish is sakta, mild, vek, fredlig, stilla