Synonyms for gentle

Synonyms for (verb) gentle

Synonyms: gentle

Definition: stroke soothingly

Similar words: pet

Definition: stroke or caress gently

Usage: pet the lamb


Synonyms: placate, gruntle, gentle, lenify, pacify, mollify, conciliate, appease, assuage

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

Usage: She managed to mollify the angry customer

Similar words: still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten

Definition: make calm or still

Usage: quiet the dragons of worry and fear


Synonyms: ennoble, entitle, gentle

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

Similar words: upgrade, raise, promote, elevate, kick upstairs, advance

Definition: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Usage: John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired; Women tend not to advance in the major law firms; I got promoted after many years of hard work

Synonyms for (adjective) gentle

Synonyms: easy, gentle

Definition: marked by moderate steepness

Usage: an easy climb; a gentle slope

Similar words: gradual

Definition: (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt

Usage: a gradual slope


Synonyms: easy, gentle, soft

Definition: having little impact

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

Similar words: light

Definition: of little intensity or power or force

Usage: the light touch of her fingers; a light breeze


Synonyms: gentle

Definition: having or showing a kindly or tender nature

Usage: the gentle touch of her hand; her gentle manner was comforting; a gentle sensitive nature; gentle blue eyes

Similar words: kind

Definition: having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

Usage: kind to sick patients; a kind master; kind words showing understanding and sympathy; thanked her for her kind letter


Synonyms: gentle

Definition: quiet and soothing

Usage: a gentle voice; a gentle nocturne

Similar words: soft

Definition: (of sound) relatively low in volume

Usage: soft voices; soft music


Synonyms: soft, gentle

Definition: soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

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

Similar words: mild

Definition: moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme

Usage: a mild winter storm; a mild fever; fortunately the pain was mild; a mild rebuke; mild criticism


Synonyms: patrician, gentle, blue, blue-blooded, aristocratic, aristocratical

Definition: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

Usage: 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

Similar words: noble

Definition: of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

Usage: of noble birth


Synonyms: docile, gentle

Definition: easily handled or managed

Usage: a gentle old horse, docile and obedient

Similar words: tame, tamed

Definition: brought from wildness into a domesticated state

Usage: tame animals; fields of tame blueberries