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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Mild, soft, or easy. Also: Gradual.

Usage examples (40)
  • In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
  • The gentle touch of her hand
  • A gentle old horse, docile and obedient
  • A gentle voice for more
Tutoring comment
  • A "gentile" (one who is not Jewish or Mormon) can be "genteel" (polite) and also "gentle" (kind).
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