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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Gentleness


GEN'TLENESS, noun [See Gentle.] Dignity of birth. [Little used.]

1. Genteel behavior.

2. Softness of manners; mildness of temper; sweetness of disposition; meekness.

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness goodness, faith. Galatians 5:22.

3. Kindness; benevolence.

4. Tenderness; mild treatment.