gently

Primary Meanings of gently

1.
adv
in a gentle manner
2.
adv
in a gradual manner
Full Definitions of gently
1

adv in a gentle manner

“he talked gently to the injured animal”
Synonyms:
mildly

adv with little weight or force

Synonyms:
lightly, softly
2

adv in a gradual manner

“a gently sloping terrain”

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.