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  Words related to gentle

Related / Similar Words: pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gruntle, ennoble, entitle, easy, soft, aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, patrician, docile

 

Definition:
  • stroke soothingly;
  • cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer";
  • give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility;
  • marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope";
  • having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window";
  • having or showing a kindly or tender nature; "the gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes";
  • quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne";
  • soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him";
  • belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the;
  • easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient";

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    Hyponyms: baronetize, baronetise, lord, knight, dub

     

    Derivational Morphology: placation, conciliation, propitiation, mollification, pacification, conciliator, make-peace, pacifier, peacemaker, reconciler, peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis, comforter, baby's dummy, teething ring, ennoblement

     

     
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