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Etymology

From Middle English gentil (courteous, noble), from Old French gentil (high-born, noble), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gentilis (of the same family or clan), from gens (people)

Pronunciation

Adjective

gentle (comparative gentl, superlative er)

Positive
gentle

Comparative
gentl

Superlative
er

  1. Tender and amiable; of a considerate or kindly disposition
  2. Soft and mild rather than hard or severe
  3. Docile and easily managed
  4. Gradual rather than steep or sudden
  5. Polite and respectful rather than rude

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Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to gentle

Third person singular
gentl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to gentle (third-person singular simple present gentl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) to become gentle
  2. (transitive) to ennoble
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to break; to tame; to domesticate
  4. (transitive) To soothe; to calm.

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