gentleness

gentleness
noun
1. the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
Syn: ↑gradualness
Ant: ↑abruptness (for: ↑gradualness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑gentle, ↑gradual (for: ↑gradualness)
Hypernyms: ↑gradient, ↑slope
2. acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
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his fingers have learned gentleness

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suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby

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even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough

Syn: ↑softness, ↑mildness
Derivationally related forms: ↑mild (for: ↑mildness), ↑soft (for: ↑softness), ↑gentle
Hypernyms: ↑manner, ↑personal manner

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