Meaning of gentleness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛntlnəs/

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mass noun
  • 1The quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered.

    ‘Michael was admired for his gentleness and tolerance’
    • ‘her gentleness of manner’
    • ‘He was attracted by the simplicity of the French poet, his love for genre subjects, his gentleness of spirit.’
    • ‘There's far too little gentleness in the world.’
    • ‘For all his gentleness, he does have a bit of bite from time to time.’
    • ‘His gentleness, diffidence, enthusiasm, his sense of fun, his quietly mocking spirit enslaved everyone.’
    • ‘Granted, his character is pathetic, although his hulky good looks and gentleness might have evoked a certain charm.’
    • ‘We were lonely children—a little kindness and gentleness wouldn't have hurt our dancing.’
    • ‘Its wisdom and gentleness were sorely needed in 1984, when the film was made.’
    • ‘He portrays a sensitivity and gentleness that few actors can accomplish so perfectly.’
    • ‘He values his Jersey dairy herd for its gentleness, as well as the high butterfat and protein.’
    • ‘It was the middle of the tourist season, but it still had a calming effect and gentleness compared with the city they had just left.’
  • 2Softness of action or effect; lightness.

    ‘the gentleness of his touch’
    • ‘the gentleness of diffused light’
    1. 2.1The state of having only gradual inclines.
      • ‘the gentleness of the terrain’
  • 3 archaic A courteous or chivalrous quality attributed to noble birth.

    • ‘the gentleness of English civilization is mixed up with barbarities’