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: 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
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austere, dour, fierce, flinty, forbidding, grim, gruff, intimidating, lowering (also louring), rough, rugged, severe, stark, steely, stern
benign, benignant, gentle, mild, nonintimidating, tender
1509, in the meaning defined above
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