Dictionary Results for gentle


1. gentle - verb

· cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

Synonym(s): pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gruntle

Hypernym(s): calm, calm_down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still




2. gentle - verb

· give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

Synonym(s): ennoble, entitle

Hypernym(s): promote, upgrade, advance, kick_upstairs, raise, elevate




3. gentle - verb

· stroke soothingly

Hypernym(s): pet




4. gentle - adjective

· soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"

Synonym(s): soft




5. gentle - adjective

· having or showing a kindly or tender nature; "the gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes"




6. gentle - adjective

· quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"




7. gentle - adjective

· belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes"

Synonym(s): aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, patrician




8. gentle - adjective

· easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"

Synonym(s): docile




9. gentle - adjective

· having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"

Synonym(s): easy, soft




10. gentle - adjective

· marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"

Synonym(s): easy





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