gentilesse

gentilesse

[jen-tl-es, jen-tl-es]
noun
the quality of being gentle.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French gentillesse, equivalent to gentil (see genteel, gentle) + -esse noun suffix

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gentilesse (ˈdʒɛntəˌlɛs)
 
n
archaic politeness or good breeding
 
[C14: from Old French gentillesse; see genteel]

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