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ungentle

Line breaks: un|gen¦tle
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈdʒɛnt(ə)l
 
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Definition of ungentle in English:

adjective

Not gentle: an ungentle grip
More example sentences
  • In terms rather more ungentle than mine, he says, among other things, that I should have written him privately about his public and loud positions on these matters.
  • By that I don't mean that they wrote ungentle articles about their professors.
  • ‘Let's cut that,’ she tells him, looking at an image on the monitor showing a little boy, obviously ungentle, brandishing a toy machete.

Derivatives

ungentleness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • She may have many excellent qualities, and may do much good, but her ungentleness mars the beauty of her character.
  • I happened to be exalting my voice to enforce order, I was using undue violence, and setting the girls a bad example by such ungentleness of tone and language.
  • In all the long course of his dealing with the life of English society, I can think of but two or three instances of ungentleness.

ungently

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • I move my hand towards her to brush it away, but she is there before me and flicks it vaguely, though not ungently, herself.
  • ‘First off,’ she told him, not ungently, ‘they say you're not to talk for long, but that you're going to live.’
  • ‘Here you are,’ she heard her father say, partially relieved, partially annoyed, as his hand clamped down solidly though not ungently on her shoulder.

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