Textual thesaurus for "gentle"

(adj) easy

marked by moderate steepness

an easy climb; a gentle slope

(adj) easy, soft

having little impact

an easy pat on the shoulder; gentle rain; a gentle breeze; a soft (or light) tapping at the window

(adj) soft

soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

a gentle reprimand; a vein of gentle irony; poked gentle fun at him

(adj) patrician, blue, blue-blooded, aristocratic, aristocratical

belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

an aristocratic family; aristocratic Bostonians; aristocratic government; a blue family; blue blood; the blue-blooded aristocracy; of gentle blood; patrician landholders of the American South; aristocratic bearing; aristocratic features; patrician tastes

(adj) docile

easily handled or managed

a gentle old horse, docile and obedient

(verb) placate, gruntle, lenify, pacify, mollify, conciliate, appease, assuage

cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

She managed to mollify the angry customer

(verb) ennoble, entitle

give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility