ungentle

adjective un·gen·tle \ ˌən-ˈjen-tᵊl \

Definition of ungentle

:not gentle :lacking in softness, delicacy, etc. :harsh, rough
  • an ungentle touch
  • … with the two gentlemen pursuing their ungentle quarrel in magazines, television studios, and courtrooms …
  • —Hendrik Hertzberg

ungently

play \ˌən-ˈjent-lē\ adverb
    • … taking him, not ungently, by the loose front of his red woollen shirt …
    • —Charles Dickens
    • ungently told her no

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