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1. gentle

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe.

Synonyms

  • mild

Antonyms

  • sound
  • unpeaceful

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Gentle

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Example sentences of the word gentle


1. Adjective
Mix one teaspoon of gentle dish washing detergent in one cup of warm water.

Quotes containing the word gentle


1. I remember when humor was gentle pokes. I used to call it 'arm around the shoulder' humor. Now they go for the jugular and they take no prisoners. It's mean, mean stuff.
- Robert Orben

2. Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
- Oliver Herford

3. There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.
- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

2. gentle

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] having or showing a kindly or tender nature.

Antonyms

  • noisy

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. gentle

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] quiet and soothing.

Antonyms

  • audible

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. gentle

verb. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of.

Synonyms

  • mollify
  • quiet
  • still
  • tranquillise
  • tranquillize
  • lull
  • assuage
  • appease
  • tranquilize
  • quieten
  • conciliate
  • gruntle
  • calm down
  • lenify
  • calm
  • placate

Antonyms

  • stimulate
  • abstain
  • worsen
  • irritate

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. gentle

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy.

Synonyms

  • aristocratical
  • patrician
  • noble
  • blue
  • aristocratic

Antonyms

  • unquiet
  • agitated
  • stormy
  • ostentatious

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. gentle

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] marked by moderate steepness.

Synonyms

  • gradual

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • harden

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. gentle

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] easily handled or managed.

Synonyms

  • docile
  • tame

Antonyms

  • disorder
  • unquietly
  • moving

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. gentle

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] having little impact.

Synonyms

  • easy
  • light

Antonyms

  • worry
  • louden
  • discomposure

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. gentle

verb. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] stroke soothingly.

Antonyms

  • sparkling

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. gentle

verb. ['ˈdʒɛntəl, ˈdʒɛnəl'] give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility.

Synonyms

  • raise
  • ennoble
  • dub
  • upgrade
  • elevate
  • baronetize
  • baronetise
  • entitle
  • promote
  • kick upstairs
  • lord
  • advance

Antonyms

  • war
  • disagree
  • discomposed
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gentil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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