gentle gentle  /ˈdʒɛn təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
  2. (v) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
  3. (v) stroke soothingly
  4. (adj) soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
  5. (adj) having or showing a kindly or tender nature
  6. (adj) quiet and soothing
  7. (adj) belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
  8. (adj) easily handled or managed
  9. (adj) having little impact
  10. (adj) marked by moderate steepness

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In Japan, some thugs run to a gentlemanly stripe.
  2. Before sailing back to chivalrous France, Elise and Jules Jusserand, the mistress and master of the French Embassy at Washington, did a gentle and a Gallic deed.
  3. The most popular and beloved German playwright is Shakespearegentle Wilhelm, the bard of Stuttgart-am-Neckar and every other hamlet from Rosencrantz.

News

  1. Tradition of Merion meets a traditional golf foe _ weather _ as US Open returns after 32 years

    ARDMORE, Pa. — Under bright sunshine and a gentle breeze, Sergio Garcia signed autographs near the tee box at the 16th hole during his final practice round for the U.S. Open. He then sent his drive in the direction of one of those charming red wicker baskets that sit atop the flagpoles, the white ball coming to rest nicely in the middle of the fairway with nary a smudge of mud.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Tradition, weather collide for US Open at Merion

    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Under bright sunshine and a gentle breeze, Sergio Garcia signed autographs near the tee box at the 16th hole during his final practice round for the U.S. Open. He then sent his drive in the direction of one of those charming red wicker baskets that sit atop the flagpoles, the white ball coming to rest nicely in the middle of the fairway with nary a smudge of mud.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Cera, Gentle joins summer tour

    <p>DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern volleyball players <dfn>Emily Gentle</dfn> and <dfn>Madelynne Cera</dfn> have been selected to join BIP-Southeastern, a summer touring ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Durant Daily Democrat

Quotes

  1. "I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael," ex-Beatle McCartney said. "He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones."
    on Jun 26, 2009 By: Paul McCartney Source: AFP

  2. "Anthony Minghella was a wonderful human being, creative and brilliant, but still humble, gentle and a joy to be with," Blair said. "Whatever I did with him, personally or professionally, left me with complete admiration for him, as a...
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Tony Blair Source: Guardian

  3. "Yolanda was lovely. She wore the mantle of princess, and she wore it with dignity and charm," Lowery said. "She was a warm and gentle person and was thoroughly committed to the movement and found her own means of expressing that commitment...
    on May 16, 2007 By: Joseph Lowery Source: Guardian Unlimited

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /