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gently

[ jent-lee ]
/ ˈdʒɛnt li /
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adverb
in a kind and amiable manner: When a child makes a social mistake, an adult should gently and clearly explain what to do in the future to replace the inappropriate behavior.
in a way that is not rough, harsh, or violent: New or gently used toys, for both indoor and outdoor use, are requested for donation.
in a way that is not extreme; moderately: The ground sloped gently downward until it was almost level with the land on the other side of the stream.
softly; quietly: He sings beautifully and easily at full voice, yet sounds equally compelling when singing more gently and lyrically.
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Origin of gently

OTHER WORDS FROM gently

o·ver·gen·tly, adverbun·gen·tly, adverb
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