gentle

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
gentle

Comparative
gentler

Superlative
gentlest

A gentle slope
  1. A gentle person is kind and careful not to cause damage, pain, or surprise.
    He used to fight all the time, but I have become much kinder and gentler.
    That bear is a monster, not at all a gentle giant.
  2. If a movement or moving thing is gentle, it moves slowly and softly.
    There is a gentle breeze and one red leaf falls.
    She touched my hand with a soft gentle touch.
  3. A gentle slope or curve changes slowly from flat or straight.
    The slope was gentle enough that even my grandmother climbed it easily.
  4. A gentle voice is quiet and often friendly.
  5. A gentle smile is small and friendly.
  6. A gentle heat is not very hot.