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gentilesse

[jen-tl-es, jen-tl-es] /ˈdʒɛn tlˌɛs, ˌdʒɛn tlˈɛs/
noun
1.
the quality of being gentle.
Origin of gentilesse
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French gentillesse, equivalent to gentil (see genteel, gentle) + -esse noun suffix
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gentilesse

/ˈdʒɛntəˌlɛs/
noun
1.
(archaic) politeness or good breeding
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gentillesse; see genteel
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