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English noun: gentleness

1. gentleness (attribute) the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual


Broader (hypernym)gradient, slope

Antonymsprecipitousness, steepness, abruptness

2. gentleness (attribute) acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered

SamplesHis fingers have learned gentleness.
Suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby.
Even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough.

Synonymsmildness, softness

Broader (hypernym)manner, personal manner

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