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gentles

noun
plural of gentle

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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gentles

verb
present tense third-person singular of gentle

Synonyms & Antonyms of gentles (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
  • 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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“Gentles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gentles. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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