Definition of Gently

1. Adverb. In a gradual manner. "A gently sloping terrain"

Partainyms: Gentle



2. Adverb. In a gentle manner. "He talked gently to the injured animal"
Exact synonyms: Mildly
Partainyms: Gentle, Mild

3. Adverb. With little weight or force. "She kissed him lightly on the forehead"
Exact synonyms: Lightly, Softly
Partainyms: Gentle

Definition of Gently

1. adv. In a gentle manner.

Definition of Gently

1. Adverb. in a gentle manner ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gently

1. gentle [adv] - See also: gentle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gently

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gentlenesses
gentlepeople
gentleperson
gentlepersons
gentler
gentles
gentleship
gentlesse
gentlest
gentlewoman
gentlewomanliness
gentlewomanly
gentlewomen
gentling
gently (current term)
gentoo
gentoo penguin
gentoo penguins
gentoos
gentrice
gentrices
gentries
gentrification
gentrifications
gentrified
gentrifier
gentrifiers
gentrifies
gentrify

Literary usage of Gently

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1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"AT tho request of many readers who were interested in the paragraph in a recent Drawer respecting tho author of "Speak gently," we reprint the poem. ..."

2. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"No—don't say that—your life need not be maimed," said Dorothea, gently. ... but she drew her head back and held his away gently, that she might go on ..."

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