Definition of Gentleness

1. Noun. The property possessed by a slope that is very gradual.

Exact synonyms: Gradualness
Generic synonyms: Gradient, Slope
Derivative terms: Gentle, Gradual
Antonyms: Abruptness

2. Noun. Acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered. "Even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
Exact synonyms: Mildness, Softness
Generic synonyms: Manner, Personal Manner
Derivative terms: Gentle, Gentle, Gentle, Gentle, Mild, Soft, Soft

Definition of Gentleness

1. n. The quality or state of being gentle, well-born, mild, benevolent, docile, etc.; gentility; softness of manners, disposition, etc.; mildness.

Definition of Gentleness

1. Noun. The state of being gentle. ¹

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Definition of Gentleness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gentleness

gentleman scientist
gentleman’s agreement
gentlemen's agreement
gentlemen's club
gentlemen and scholars
gentlemen farmers
gentlemen of leisure
gentleness (current term)

Literary usage of Gentleness

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1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"gentleness is a kind of moderation with respect l to anger; but there is no recognized name for him who strictly observes the mean, and scarcely any ..."

2. The Treasury of British Eloquence: Specimens of Brilliant Orations by the by Robert Cochrane (1877)
"ON gentleness." To be wise in our own eyes, to be wise in the opinion of the world, and to be wise in the sight of God, are three things so very different, ..."

3. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1823)
"To promote the virtue of gentleness we ought to view our character with an impartial eye; and to learn, ... Can we look for clemency or gentleness from our ..."

4. Sermons by Hugh Blair (1822)
"ON gentleness. The wisdom that is from above—is gentle JAMES, iii. 17. TO be wise in our own eyes, to be wise in the opinion of the world, and to be wise in ..."

5. Christ and His Salvation: In Sermons Variously Related Thereto by Horace Bushnell (1869)
"THE gentleness OF GOD. "Thy gentleness hath made me great."—Ps. xviii. 35. gentleness in a deity—what other religion ever took up such a thought? ..."

6. A Commentary on the Psalms: From Primitive and Mediaeval Writers and from by John Mason Neale, Richard Frederick Littledale (1871)
"By means of gentleness, for it pacifies all. For gentleness hath come upon us. The lion dies, the tiger dies, the adder dies, and where then is the lion's ..."

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