gentle

(redirected from gentles)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • adj
  • verb

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

Synonyms for gentle

stroke soothingly

Related Words

soft and mild

Synonyms

Related Words

having or showing a kindly or tender nature

Related Words

quiet and soothing

Related Words

belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

easily handled or managed

Synonyms

Related Words

having little impact

Synonyms

Related Words

marked by moderate steepness

Synonyms

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
Will you be King of Flower-Land, and own my gentle kindred for your loving friends?
The old King looked at the little Fairy, and saw how lovingly the bright shadows gathered round her, as if to shield her from every harm; the timid birds nestled in her bosom, and the flowers grew fairer as she looked upon them; while her gentle friends, with tears in their bright eyes, folded their hands beseechingly, and smiled on her.
His own, so cold and dark and dreary, his empty gardens where no flowers could bloom, no green trees dwell, or gay birds sing, all desolate and dim;--and while he gazed, his own Spirits, casting off their dark mantles, knelt before him and besought him not to send them forth to blight the things the gentle Fairies loved so much.
Then, amid a burst of wild, sweet music, the Frost-King placed the Flower crown on his head, and knelt to little Violet; while far and near, over the broad green earth, sounded the voices of flowers, singing their thanks to the gentle Fairy, and the summer wind was laden with perfumes, which they sent as tokens of their gratitude; and wherever she went, old trees bent down to fold their slender branches round her, flowers laid their soft faces against her own, and whispered blessings; even the humble moss bent over the little feet, and kissed them as they passed.
Brighter grew the golden light, gayer sang the birds, and the harmonious voices of grateful flowers, sounding over the earth, carried new joy to all their gentle kindred.
Thus the Fairy mission ended, And all Flower-Land was taught The "Power of Love," by gentle deeds That little Violet wrought.
The brainchild of Dennis Gentles, the Klegg Mini has appeared on CBS and NBC, on VHI's The Fabulous Life (on which Abdul performed while holding the MP3 player) and at the Virgin
which Gentles, 32, launched in 2003 with $70,000 of his own money.
Downing Street said Mr Prescott decided to meet the Gentles because he felt it was appropriate.
Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy and Ian Gentles, Women's Health after Abortion: The Medical and Psychological Evidence.
Our new plasma and LCD televisions as well as our EMC - DIVA Recorder give customers a complete package to make the most of their home entertainment experience," said Klegg America President Dennis Gentles.
A spokeswoman said, 'Mr Prescott was in the building working and felt it was appropriate to offer to have a meeting with Mrs Gentle when he heard she was going to deliver the letter written by her daughter.
But within minutes of what was described as a ``forceful'' chat, Mrs Gentle walked out in disgust, she said.