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gentle

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1 not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect
  • Use a gentle detergent on that delicate silk blouse.
  • her gentle ways
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2 marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low
  • Whisk the egg yolks in a double boiler set over a gentle heat.
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3 of high birth, rank, or station
  • I loved reading about the days when gentle lords and ladies danced at fancy balls.
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gentle

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a man or woman of high birth or social position
  • The archbishop treated both the gentles and the commoners with respect and kindness.
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gentle

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1 to lessen the anger or agitation of
  • Employees soon learned that their hot-tempered boss needed to be gentled several times a day.
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2 to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
  • He soothingly gentled his cat's head as she was being treated by the vet.
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3 to lessen the shock of
  • Adding a bit of sugar to the salsa will gentle the hot spiciness of the chili peppers.
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