- Antonyms of GENTLE
cruel, disagreeable, hard, harsh, hateful, loud, low, mean, rough, severe, strong, surly, unkind, violent, wild, coarse, fierce, heavy, noisy, rude, abrasive, acrimonious, baseborn, bitter, blaring, blasting, bleak, blustering, blustery, booming, brazen, breezy, caustic, churlish, clamorous, clangorous, clarion, clear, cloudy, coarse, common, crabbed, crashing, cruel, crusty, deafening, degraded, dirty, disagreeable, discordant, dismal, dogged, earsplitting, exquisite, fierce, foggy, forceful, forcible, foul, gloomy, grating, gray, grim, gruff, gusty, hard, harsh, hateful, hazy, heavy, heavy-handed, humble, ignoble, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, illegitimate, inclement, inferior, intemperate, intense, irritating, junior, knavish, loud, low, lowborn, lowly, mean, misty, morose, nasty, noisy, obstreperous, oppressive, ordinary, overcast, piercing, pitiless, plain, plangent, plebeian, powerful, rainy, raucous, raw, resounding, ringing, rip-roaring, roaring, rough, roughened, rude, rugged, savage, scathing, severe, showery, shrill, sonorous, sour, squally, squealing, steep, stentorian, stern, stiff, stormy, strident, strong, subordinate, sullen, sunless, surly, thundering, thunderous, tyrannical, ungentle, unkind, unlovely, untamed, violent, vociferous, wild, windy, Abased, Abrading, Dinning, Overloud, Roughening, Unamiable, lower class.
- Examples of usage:
- But you must come and see our friend; he has been so kind and gentle, and talked a great deal to me. - "On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
- " All her father's ways were gentle and delicate," said Clara. - "In Luck at Last" by Walter Besant
- I want a friend- the Senator of Rome wants a friend- only one friend- gentle Heaven! - "Rienzi" by Edward Bulwer Lytton