/ (ˈdʒɛntəlnɪs) /

  1. the quality of being gentle

  2. physics a property of elementary particles, conserved in certain strong interactions: See also charm 1 (def. 7)

Words Nearby gentleness

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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.

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

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • 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.