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noun as in intentional mildness

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noun as in physical sensitivity

noun as in docility

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When he does, here is a gentleness in his voice, a reflective and lovely quality that no movie he has been in has ever captured.

Coltrane, a man of almost unbelievable gentleness made human to us lesser mortals by his very occasional rages.

I wanted to somehow plug into it with gentleness and love, because those are things I feel comfortable with.

His brown eyes were penetrating yet peaceful, and he immediately disarmed my nervousness with his gentleness.

His body has an even grace, his face a restless eagerness, and a gentleness, not to be confused with ‘niceness,’ is his manner.

When he returned to the hotel he kissed his incongruous room-mate with the gentleness of a woman.

My child, said the Dowager, and her eyes dwelt on Valerie with a look of studied gentleness, "why will you not be reasonable?"

His former reputation for gentleness and moderation was injured; and scoffers cried triumphantly: "See, even he also!"

With a grace and a gentleness beyond compare, he closes the door of night and greets the waking world with a smile.

There was neither guile nor vanity in the girl's heart, nor a trace of deceit in her face; only gentleness, truth, and beauty.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gentleness, such as: kindness, tenderness, carefulness, and caution.

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