English noun: gentleness
|1.||gentleness (attribute) the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual|
|Broader (hypernym)||gradient, slope|
|Antonyms||precipitousness, steepness, abruptness|
|2.||gentleness (attribute) acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered|
|Samples||His 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.
|Broader (hypernym)||manner, personal manner|