Etymology
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gentleness (n.)

c. 1300, "inherited nature," from gentle + -ness. Meaning "freedom from harshness or violence" is from 1610s.

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Definitions of gentleness

gentleness (n.)
the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual;
Synonyms: gradualness
gentleness (n.)
acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered;
his fingers have learned gentleness
Synonyms: softness / mildness
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