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Dictionary definition for: Gentle

1. (v) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

2. (s) soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand" "a vein of gentle irony" "poked gentle fun at him"

3. (v) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

4. (s) 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"

5. (v) stroke soothingly

6. (s) quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice" "a gentle nocturne"

7. (s) 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

8. (s) easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"

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

10. (s) marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb" "a gentle slope"

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