US: /ˈdʒɛnəɫ/, /ˈdʒɛntəɫ/
UK: /d‍ʒˈɛntə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

gentle /'dʤentl/
  • tính từ
    • hiền lành, dịu dàng, hoà nhã; nhẹ nhàng; thoai thoải
      • a gentle nature: bản chất hiền lành hoà nhã
      • a gentle breeze: làn gió nhẹ
      • the gentle sex: phái đẹp, giới phụ nữ
      • a gentle medicine: thuốc nhẹ (ít công phạt)
      • a gentle slope: dốc thoai thoải
      • the gentle craft: nghề câu cá (một công việc êm ái, nhẹ nhàng)
    • (thuộc) dòng dõi trâm anh, (thuộc) gia đình quyền quý
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) lịch thiệp, lịch sự; cao quý
      • gentle reader: bạn đọc cao quý (lời nói đầu của tác giả với người đọc)
  • danh từ
    • mồi giòi (để câu cá)
    • (số nhiều) (thông tục) những người thuộc gia đình quyền quý
    • ngoại động từ
      • luyện (ngựa) cho thuần

    Advanced English dictionary

    1 calm and kind; doing things in a quiet and careful way: a quiet and gentle man + a gentle voice / laugh / touch + She was the gentlest of nurses. + He lived in a gentler age than ours. + Be gentle with her! + She agreed to come, after a little gentle persuasion. + He looks scary but he's really a gentle giant.
    2 (of weather, temperature, etc.) not strong or extreme: a gentle breeze + the gentle swell of the sea + Cook over a gentle heat.
    3 having only a small effect; not strong or violent: We went for a gentle stroll. + a little gentle work / exercise + This soap is very gentle on the hands.
    4 not steep or sharp: a gentle slope / curve / angle
    See also - GENTLY
    gentleness noun [U]

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 kind, kindly, mild, tender, benign, moderate, easy, quiet, calm, still, temperate, unruffled, untroubled, undisturbed, tranquil, restful, peaceful, pacific, placid, smooth, lenient, patient, indulgent, soothing, thoughtful, gracious, compassionate, humane, tender-hearted, merciful; soft, light, balmy:
    Amy is very gentle with the patients. A gentle breeze barely stirred the leaves. The gentle waves belied the terror that lurked below.
    2 tame, tractable, docile, manageable, controllable; broken:
    As he's a beginner, he's been given a gentle mare to ride.
    3 gradual, easy, moderate:
    The car rolled down the gentle slope and stopped.

    Collocation dictionary


    appear, be, look, seem, sound | become


    extremely, very | almost | fairly, quite | surprisingly, unusually | deceptively
    His mouth looked deceptively gentle.


    The new treatments are gentle on your hair.
    | with
    She was very gentle with the children.

    Concise English dictionary

    +cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    +give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    +stroke soothingly
    +soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
    +having or showing a kindly or tender nature
    +quiet and soothing
    +belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    +easily handled or managed
    +having little impact
    +marked by moderate steepness