gentilesse

[ jen-tl-es, jen-tl-es ]
/ ˈdʒɛn tlˌɛs, ˌdʒɛn tlˈɛs /
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noun

the quality of being gentle.

Nearby words

  1. gentianophobic,
  2. gentile,
  3. gentile da fabriano,
  4. gentileschi,
  5. gentileschi, artemisia,
  6. gentilism,
  7. gentility,
  8. gentisate,
  9. gentisic acid,
  10. gentle

Origin of gentilesse

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French gentillesse, equivalent to gentil (see genteel, gentle) + -esse noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for gentilesse

gentilesse

/ (ˈdʒɛntəˌlɛs) /

noun

archaic politeness or good breeding

Word Origin for gentilesse

C14: from Old French gentillesse; see genteel

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