gentles 1 of 2

plural of gentle
as in nobles
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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2 of 2


present tense third-person singular of gentle
as in softens
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.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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