The definition of gentle is someone with or something done with a calm, soothing and tender manner.(adjective)
An example of gentle is a mother bathing her newborn baby.
See gentle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gentil < OFr, of noble birth < L gentilis, of the same gens (in LL, of a good family) < gens: see gens
See gentle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective gen·tler, gen·tlest
Origin: Middle English gentil, courteous, noble
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin gentīlis, of the same clan
Origin: , from gēns, gent-, clan; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
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