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Synonyms for gentle

Synonyms for gentle

of a kindly, considerate character

free from severity or violence, as in movement

of small intensity

easily managed or handled

not steep or abrupt

to train to live with and be of use to people

to make (an animal) docile

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stroke soothingly

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soft and mild

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having or showing a kindly or tender nature

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quiet and soothing

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belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

easily handled or managed

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having little impact

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marked by moderate steepness

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Lieutenant Colonel Nick Kitson, commanding officer of 3 Rifles Battle Group, said: "Serjeant Scott was the toughest of men and the gentlest of friends.
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With a slight squeeze of his hand and the gentlest of smiles, Paul bravely accepted the end of his life on this earth on Friday, July 3, 2009.
The 16-year-old remains sound and "a picture of health", much to the delight of Walsh, who calls him "the kindest, gentlest little horse" he has ever had the pleasure of meeting.
One of the gentlest drawings depicts the ducklings who have had such a busy day that they are not stirring.
His wife Margaret, 55, said: "He was the loveliest, gentlest giant.
In addition, the continuous mode of operation of the packaging system provides perfect, gentlest possible handling.
Tests were carried out to ensure that the system will provide minimal dehydration, the gentlest product handling and highest product quality.
It helps that the horses--Mickey, Minnie and Wyatt--are the gentlest mounts in the stables, Ms.
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Even Gilberto's gentlest songs possess the steady intensity of a heartbeat, while her caressing voice has a dreamlike allure guaranteed to induce goose bumps.
He refined that down to the gentlest whisper for the adagio where, with support from the excellent LPO's oboe, we had moments of immense musical pathos.
To those who insist, she suggests using facial scrubs made of mechanically engineered microbeads, which are gentlest.
Criticism should be reserved for books on theory (very popular), verbal criticism is to be only on the gentlest, most politically correct (ie, flabbiest) level, otherwise the students squeak pain, or just melt away The visitors programme sags and features the more reassuring, more fashionably political rather than the creatively challenging foreigners.
Within the faith community, Jesus shows a very human process of self-governance that attempts to avoid embarrassing people and searches for the gentlest way possible to rebuke the offender and reunite the parties.