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English noun: gentleness

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


Synonymsgradualness


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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