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English definition of “gentle”

gentle

adjective     /ˈdʒen.tl̩/ US  /-t̬l̩/
B1 calm, kind, or soft: a gentle smile He's very gentle with his kids.Tender and gentleKind and thoughtful B1 not violent, severe, or strong: gentle exercise a gentle breeze You can actually accomplish a lot more by gentle persuasion.Tender and gentleKind and thoughtful C1 not steep or sudden: The path has a gentle slope/gradient.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting gentleness     /-nəs/ noun [U] the quality of being gentleTender and gentleKind and thoughtful
(Definition of gentle adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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