the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
gentleness, softness, mildness(noun)
acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
"his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
The state of being gentle.
the quality or state of being gentle, well-born, mild, benevolent, docile, etc.; gentility; softness of manners, disposition, etc.; mildness
Gentleness is a value and quality in one's character. Being gentle has a long history in many, but not all cultures. Gentleness plays a very important role in our lives. The quality of gentleness is colloquially understood to be that of kindness, consideration and amiability. Aristotle used it in a technical sense as the virtue that strikes the mean with regard to anger: being too quick to anger is a vice, but so is being detached in a situation where anger is appropriate; justified and properly focused anger is named mildness or gentleness. Another usage of gentleness is in its relation to the Christian virtue of kindness. It is one of the "fruits of the spirit" or defining noble characteristics of a Christian found in Galatians 5:22-23: "v22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, v23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law". A third important usage was common in medieval times, associated with higher social classes: hence the derivation of the terms gentleman, gentlewoman and gentry. The broadening of gentle behavior from a literal sense of the gentry to the metaphorical "like a gentleman" applicable to any person was a later development.
The numerical value of gentleness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of gentleness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Nothing is so powerful as gentleness nothing is so gentle as true strength.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
I worked for someone I respected and liked without reservation. He's a man of great strength and also gentleness, there is none I prize more than to have my name alongside George W. Bush.
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Translations for gentleness
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- щєдротаOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- sèimhe, suairceas, soineanntachdScottish Gaelic
- dolcezza, garbo, delicatezza, mansuetudineItalian
- 優, 親切, 優しさJapanese
- lēnitās, lēnitūdō, pietās, clēmentia, indulgentiaLatin
- delikatność, łagodnośćPolish
- blândețe, gentilețeRomanian
- мягкость, добротаRussian
- साधु, मृदुSanskrit
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