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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Belonging to a family of high social station. Also: Benignly gracious or kind in manner. (superlative)

Usage examples (36)
  • Adjective : a gentle manner. ,a gentle wind; a gentle tap on the shoulder. ,gentle heat. ,a gentle slope. ,a gentle upbringing. ,a...
  • It may be called the gentlest of Shakespeare's plays.
  • Of all wild animals the most easily tamed and the gentlest is the elephant.
  • But it wasn't what you might call the gentlest town in the world before the war, I remember. for more
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