[syn: lightly, softly, gently]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gently \Gen"tly\, adv.
In a gentle manner.
My mistress gently chides the fault I made. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a gradual manner; "a gently sloping terrain"
2: in a gentle manner; "he talked gently to the injured animal"
[syn: gently, mildly]
3: with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the
forehead" [syn: lightly, softly, gently]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "gently":
a la sourdine, cautiously, circumspectly, compliantly, crawlingly,
creepingly, deliberately, delicately, dilatorily, dimly, easily,
faintly, falteringly, feebly, haltingly, hushedly, idly,
in low gear, in march time, in slow motion, in slow tempo,
indolently, languidly, languorously, leisurely, like a lamb,
limpingly, lingeringly, loiteringly, low, meekly, mildly,
moderately, pacifically, peaceably, pianissimo, piano, pokily,
pokingly, quietly, relaxedly, reluctantly, slow, slowly,
sluggishly, softly, sordamente, sordo, subduedly, submissively,
tamely, tarryingly, tenderly, tentatively, under easy sail,
unhurriedly, weakly, with agonizing slowness, with deliberation