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  • nounintentional mildness
  • nounphysical sensitivity
  • noundocility

synonyms for gentleness

  • kindness
  • tenderness
  • carefulness
  • caution
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antonyms for gentleness

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  • hardness
  • imperviousness
  • roughness
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How to use gentleness in a sentence

When he returned to the hotel he kissed his incongruous room-mate with the gentleness of a woman.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
My child, said the Dowager, and her eyes dwelt on Valerie with a look of studied gentleness, "why will you not be reasonable?"
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
His former reputation for gentleness and moderation was injured; and scoffers cried triumphantly: "See, even he also!"
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
With a grace and a gentleness beyond compare, he closes the door of night and greets the waking world with a smile.
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
There was neither guile nor vanity in the girl's heart, nor a trace of deceit in her face; only gentleness, truth, and beauty.
A FOREST HEARTH: A ROMANCE OF INDIANA IN THE THIRTIESCHARLES MAJOR
The patience he showed, and the gentleness—yes, and the strength and firmness, when these were needed.
DAVID FLEMING'S FORGIVENESSMARGARET MURRAY ROBERTSON
The young man's face suddenly changed, and assumed an expression of ineffable gentleness.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
What other passion than frenzied pride can render men so ferocious, so vindictive, so devoid of toleration and gentleness?
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
A great weakness seemed to overcome him, for an unusual gentleness came into his voice, the quiet tone of weak convalescence.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
Gentleness is lovely always, wherever found; but it appears most lovely in children and youth.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
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WORDS RELATED TO GENTLENESS

  • caritas
  • charity
  • compassion
  • endurance
  • equitableness
  • fairness
  • forbearance
  • gentleness
  • grace
  • humanity
  • indulgence
  • justness
  • kindness
  • lenience
  • leniency
  • lenity
  • lifesaver
  • mercifulness
  • mercy
  • mildness
  • moderation
  • soft-heartedness
  • sufferance
  • tenderness
  • tolerance
  • toleration
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