gentler/ˈʤɛntlɚ/; gentlest/ˈʤɛntləst/ gentler/ˈʤɛntlɚ/; gentlest/ˈʤɛntləst/
Learner's definition of GENTLE
[also more gentle; most gentle]
1 : having or showing a kind and quiet nature : not harsh or violent
a very gentle man/dog
a dog that is gentle with children
Your mother has a gentle manner/voice/smile.
a gentle sense of humor
a gentle giant [=a large but gentle person or animal]
2 a : not hard or forceful
b : not strong or harsh in effect or quality
a gentle rain/breeze/wind
a gentle push
Apply gentle [=soft] pressure to the area.
I heard a gentle knock at the door.
a gentle soap = a soap that is gentle on the skin
It's a delicate problem that requires gentle handling/treatment.
The job requires a gentle touch.
The cold snap was a gentle reminder that winter was coming.
3 : not steep or sharp
a gentle slope/hill
a gentle curve