Definition of 'gentle'
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Can she come up with something a little gentler to keep us mobile? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The gentle giant certainly pulled in the crowds. The Sun (2011)They brought it some gentle humour and beauty. The Sun (2011)Give him at the earliest opportunity a gentle educational hint. DISRAELI: A Personal History (2004)What should have been a gentle curve has turned into a handbrake turn. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Outside the ring he was a gentle soul who was always smiling. The Sun (2015)But yesterday it was more a gentle breeze in the sun and the same is forecast today. The Sun (2012)Her carers are kind but the calm and gentle mother we knew and loved is no longer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can put the pan on a gentle heat to loosen the fruit if necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He could be kind and gentle and courtesy itself. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Do regular stretches and the odd bit of gentle exercise. The Sun (2014)Our favourite animals were the gentle giant shire horses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its gentle humour and stunning cinematography knock other comedy series into the long grass. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At first it was but a gentle breeze. Christianity Today (2000)You understand the way family minds are working and a little gentle encouragement works better than cold criticism. The Sun (2012)Gentle hints get home plans moving. The Sun (2011)My dad was a gentle soul. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Other healthy pursuits could range from a gentle walk or horse ride through the picturesque countryside to strenuous hiking and mountain climbing. Collins Traveller - MallorcaIt was mild and gentle and didn't dry my skin. The Sun (2007)The four of us drive the gentle curves of an English country road as we have done innumerable times before. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I think the most people could manage on such a strange diet plan is some fairly gentle walking each day. The Sun (2010)Why should the mild, gentle culture of the Anglicans not deserve the same preservation and respect as any other ancient culture? Times, Sunday Times (2008)A fairly gentle opening hole that has been lengthened for the Ryder Cup. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'gentle'
British English: gentle /ˈdʒɛntl/ ADJECTIVE
A gentle person is kind, mild, and calm.
...a quiet and gentle man.
- American English: gentle
- Arabic: نَبِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: gentil
- Chinese: 文雅的
- Croatian: nježan
- Czech: mírný
- Danish: blid
- Dutch: zachtaardig
- European Spanish: suave afable
- Finnish: hellä
- French: gentil
- German: sanft
- Greek: καλόκαρδος
- Italian: delicato
- Japanese: 優しい
- Korean: 온화한
- Norwegian: mild
- Polish: łagodny
- European Portuguese: gentil
- Romanian: amabil
- Russian: добрый
- Spanish: gentil
- Swedish: varsam
- Thai: อย่างอ่อนโยน
- Turkish: kibar
- Ukrainian: ніжний
- Vietnamese: dịu dàng
Definition of gentle from the Collins English Dictionary
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