Definitions of gentle

  1. To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.
  2. To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.
  3. To make kind and docile, as a horse.
  4. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; " She managed to mollify her angry boss"
  5. stroke soothingly
  6. Well- born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
  7. Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.
  8. A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.
  9. Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
  10. Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .
  11. One well born; a gentleman.
  12. A trained falcon. See Falcon- gentil.
  13. A dipterous larva used as fish bait.
  15. The maggot of the blue- bottle used as bait in angling.
  16. A larva of the flesh- fly.
  17. Gently.
  18. marked by moderate steepness; " an easy climb"; " a gentle slope"
  19. 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"
  20. quiet and soothing; " a gentle voice"; " a gentle nocturne"
  21. soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; " a gentle reprimand"; " a vein of gentle irony"; " poked gentle fun at him"
  22. Mild and refined in manner and disposition; kindly; moderate in action; peaceful; docile; easy; well- born or descended.
  23. Well- born: mild and refined in manners: mild in disposition: amiable: soothing.
  24. Of good lineage; refined; amiable; kind.
  25. Mild; kindly; soft or low; peaceful; docile; easy.
  26. Of honorable family; noble.
  27. Of good birth; not rough, harsh, or severe, but placid, bland, and mild in manners; not wild or refractory.
  28. Well born; mild; amiable; meek; soothing; pacific; not rough or violent.