- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. gentle, easy, bland, soft, harmless; lenient, tolerant, merciful, humane, generous, forbearing; weak, neutral; placid, tranquil, temperate, moderate; comfortable, clement; meek, submissive, conciliatory. See moderation, insipidity, leniency.Ant., harsh, forceful, severe.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Gentle; said especially of persons ]Syn. meek, easygoing, patient; see kind .2. [Temperate; said especially of weather ]Syn. bland, untroubled, tropical, peaceful, pacific, calm, summery, tepid, medium, cool, balmy, breezy, gentle, soft, lukewarm, clement, clear, moderate, genial, mellow, fine, uncloudy, sunny, warm; see also calm 2 , fair 3 .Ant. rough*, cold*, stormy*.3. [Easy; said especially of burdens or punishment ]Syn. soft, light, tempered; see moderate 4 .4. [Not irritating]Syn. bland, soothing, soft, smooth, gentle, moderate, easy, mollifying, mellow, delicate, temperate.See Synonym Study at soft .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.1. gentle soft, easygoing, docile, good-natured, meek, tame, mellow, peaceful, tender, pacific, kind, passive.2. temperate moderate, balmy, clement, gentle, fair, sunny, halcyon.ANT.: 1. harsh, severe, hard, aggressive. 2. stormy, rough, wildIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of a kindly, considerate character: gentle, soft, softhearted, tender1, tenderhearted. See KIND. 2. Easily managed or handled: docile, gentle, meek, tame. See WILD. 3. Free from extremes in temperature: moderate, temperate. See EDGE. 4. Free from severity or violence, as in movement: balmy1, delicate, faint, gentle, smooth, soft. See CALM, STRONG.
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