|Origin:||gentil, from Latin gentilis 'of a family, of the same family', from gens; GENTILE|
gen‧tle S3 W3
kind and careful in the way you behave or do things, so that you do not hurt or damage anyone or anything [≠ rough]:
Arthur was a very gentle, caring person.
'Where does it hurt?' she asked in a gentle voice.
Be gentle with the baby.
not extreme, strong, or violent
gentle exercise/walk/stroll etc
a program of regular gentle exercise
the gentle pressure of Jill's hand
After a little gentle persuasion, she agreed to go back to her family.
Melt the butter over a gentle heat (=low heat).
a gentle wind or rain is soft and light:
a gentle hill or slope is not steep or sharp:
the gentle slopes of Mt Pelee