Etymology

1. gently

adverb. ['ˈdʒɛntli'] in a gentle manner.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • gentle (English)
  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Gently

  • incidentally
  • differently
  • intently
  • bently
  • bentley

Sentences with gently


1. Adverb
Starting at any corner of the tag, gently peel it off from the clothing.

Quotes about gently


1. One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

2. I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

3. You really love her don't you,"she said.With all my heart."She looked as sad as I'd ever seen her.What's your heart telling you to do?"I don't know."Maybe", she said gently,"You're trying to hard to hear it.
- Nicholas Sparks

2. gently

adverb. ['ˈdʒɛntli'] with little weight or force.

Synonyms

  • lightly

Antonyms

  • forte
  • thickly

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • gentle (English)
  • gentil (Middle English (1100-1500))
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