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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’”)
Adjectivegentle (comparative gentl, superlative er)
- Tender and amiable; of a considerate or kindly disposition
- Soft and mild rather than hard or severe
- Docile and easily managed
- Gradual rather than steep or sudden
- Polite and respectful rather than rude
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Third person singular
- (intransitive) to become gentle
- (transitive) to ennoble
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to break; to tame; to domesticate
- (transitive) To soothe; to calm.
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