Antonyms for gentleˈdʒɛn tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gentle, soft(adj)

    soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe

    Antonyms:
    untamed, intense, steep, lowborn, unkind, loud, heavy, wild

    Synonyms:
    aristocratical, indulgent, gentle, mild, delicate, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, docile, patrician, blue, cushy, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, blue-blooded, aristocratic, sonant, easygoing, diffused

  2. gentle(adj)

    having or showing a kindly or tender nature

    Antonyms:
    heavy, wild, untamed, loud, unkind, lowborn, steep, intense

    Synonyms:
    blue-blooded, aristocratical, aristocratic, soft, easy, docile, patrician, blue

  3. gentle(adj)

    quiet and soothing

    Antonyms:
    untamed, heavy, steep, lowborn, intense, unkind, wild, loud

    Synonyms:
    blue-blooded, aristocratical, aristocratic, soft, easy, docile, patrician, blue

  4. aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician(adj)

    belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

    Antonyms:
    lowborn, heavy, unkind, steep, untamed, intense, wild, loud

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, racy, gamy, bluish, profane, dismal, dark, gentle, disconsolate, gloomy, drear, puritanical, low, naughty, easy, down in the mouth, blue, blueish, gamey, downhearted, juicy, downcast, blasphemous, drab, patrician, docile, blue-blooded, spicy, soft, aristocratic, blue(a), sorry, aristocratical, puritanic, grim, depressed, dingy, dreary, risque, low-spirited

  5. docile, gentle(adj)

    easily handled or managed

    Antonyms:
    untamed, steep, wild, heavy, lowborn, loud, unkind, intense

    Synonyms:
    blue-blooded, aristocratical, gentle, aristocratic, soft, easy, teachable, docile, patrician, blue

  6. easy, gentle, soft(adj)

    having little impact

    Antonyms:
    wild, heavy, unkind, loud, untamed, lowborn, steep, intense

    Synonyms:
    balmy, sluttish, wanton, flaccid, subdued, prosperous, sonant, soft, delicate, gentle, flabby, easy, promiscuous, well-off, indulgent, voiced, aristocratical, leisurely, well-to-do, piano, well-fixed, easygoing, patrician, well-situated, comfortable, blue-blooded, diffuse, mild, cushy, aristocratic, docile, lenient, diffused, well-heeled, light, blue, loose

  7. easy, gentle(verb)

    marked by moderate steepness

    Antonyms:
    steep, unkind, untamed, intense, wild, loud, lowborn, heavy

    Synonyms:
    aristocratical, promiscuous, easy, wanton, sluttish, well-heeled, soft, docile, patrician, blue, aristocratic, well-to-do, well-situated, loose, well-off, prosperous, well-fixed, comfortable, leisurely, light, blue-blooded, gentle, easygoing

  8. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    Antonyms:
    loud, lowborn, steep, heavy, unkind, intense, untamed, wild

    Synonyms:
    mollify, conciliate, quell, gentle, relieve, lenify, stay, placate, quench, allay, ennoble, settle, gruntle, palliate, accommodate, appease, pacify, temper, assuage, propitiate, alleviate, slake, make up, entitle, patch up, reconcile, season

  9. ennoble, gentle, entitle(verb)

    give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

    Antonyms:
    unkind, intense, lowborn, loud, heavy, wild, steep, untamed

    Synonyms:
    lenify, appease, gentle, mollify, pacify, gruntle, title, dignify, placate, ennoble, assuage, entitle, conciliate

  10. gentle(verb)

    stroke soothingly

    Antonyms:
    steep, unkind, untamed, wild, heavy, loud, intense, lowborn

    Synonyms:
    appease, lenify, mollify, gruntle, pacify, placate, ennoble, assuage, entitle, conciliate

Wiktionary

  1. gentle(adjective)

    Polite and respectful rather than rude

    Synonyms:
    respectful, kind, friendly, polite

    Antonyms:
    rude

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. gentle

    Amiable combines the senses of lovable or lovely and loving; the amiable character has ready affection and kindliness for others, with the qualities that are adapted to win their love; amiable is a higher and stronger word than good-natured or agreeable. Lovely is often applied to externals; as, a lovely face. Amiable denotes a disposition desirous to cheer, please, and make happy. A selfish man of the world may have the art to be agreeable; a handsome, brilliant, and witty person may be charming or even attractive, while by no means amiable. The engaging, winning, and winsome add to amiability something of beauty, accomplishments, and grace. The benignant are calmly kind, as from a height and a distance. Kind, good-natured people may be coarse and rude, and so fail to be agreeable or pleasing; the really amiable are likely to avoid such faults by their earnest desire to please. The good-natured have an easy disposition to get along comfortably with every one in all circumstances. A sweet disposition is very sure to be amiable, the loving heart bringing out all that is lovable and lovely in character.

    Antonyms:
    acrimonious, churlish, crabbed, cruel, crusty, disagreeable, dogged, gruff, hateful, ill-conditioned, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, morose, sour, sullen, surly, unamiable, unlovely

    Synonyms:
    agreeable, amiable, attractive, benignant, engaging, good-natured, harming, kind, lovable, lovely, loving, pleasant, pleasing, sweet, winning, winsome

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