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gentleness

noun

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the quality of having a generally kind and agreeable manner
  • The students quickly learned that despite their new teacher's gentleness, good grades had to be earned through hard work.

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The first known use of gentleness was in the 14th century

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“Gentleness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gentleness. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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